What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is regarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2005, as “the richest and most complete food source present in the world after breast milk. ” Spirulina is a microalgae that appeared more than three billion years ago, this microscopic spiral is one of the very first living organisms on the planet. Despite being less than a millimeter long, it is at the origin of life as we still know it today. The Aztecs from South America had long integrated it into their basic diet.
Its nutritional virtues are well established! Arthrospira platensis is a cyanobacteria that grows rapidly and by photosynthesis. Its virtues are therapeutic, ecological and even ethical. Fortifier, food supplement or real alternative, it has it all! The green gold has arrived and intends to revolutionize your diet, and your health.
How to consume spirulina flakes?
Spirulina is the ally of cold dishes, it must be consumed cold, because it loses its nutritional potential when it is heated.Our Swiss superfood is the ideal accompaniment to cold dishes. Sprinkled, diluted, disseminated, tossed, everything suits it!
- It accommodates salads, yogurts, vinaigrettes, cold soups and other dishes at room temperature. it can be swallowed directly, with a glass of water or fruit juice. Unleash your culinary creativity.
- In a fruit juice:Sprinkle your spirulina into your fruit juice or swallow the spirulina flakes (like a tablet) with your fruit juice.
- In a smoothie:Sprinkle your flakes directly into a blender with the fruits. You can also blend the spirulina first to obtain a powder and add it to the smoothie. You can also soak the spirulina in water and then add it to your juice.
- In a salad:Sprinkle the spirulina over a salad
- In a yoghurt:Mix your spirulina flakes with the yoghurt, the yoghurt will turn green. You can then add your choice of fruit, cereals, chocolate shavings, nuts for a very tasty breakfast.
- On a slice of bread:sprinkle your spirulina flakes on your toast.
Spirulina is very rich in vegetable proteins, on average 65%. It contains amino acids that are usually only found in meat and are essential to the body. it provides the human body with trace elements such as selenium, chromium, iron, copper, manganese, minerals, potassium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, E. In addition, it also has an interesting gamma-linolenic or omega-6 fatty acid content, and beta-carotene the precursor to vitamin A.
The project was born in 2009 when Stéphane, one of the two co-founders, discovered spirulina and began his training and expanded his knowledge of this superfood. A few years later, in 2013, Stéphane discovered French Spirulina and visited Antenna France in Cambodia. In love with this product, he decided to do an apprenticeship as a spirulina maker with Jeff, his mentor, who owns a farm in Savoie.
It is in 2017 that everything accelerates. Christophe joins the adventure and founds Spiruline SwissMade with Stéphane. In the process, they launched a fundraiser via crowdfunding. At the end of 2017, they moved to Lonay, in their first greenhouse, and produced their own spirulina. Throughout 2018, they expand the production area of their greenhouse to reach 700m2.
Vision & Mission
Spirulina SwissMade contributes to the well-being and health its consumers. By being a major player in the food supplements market, they respond to the new food challenges and needs of society by providing healthy solutions to improve the well-being of consumers through eco-responsible quality products.
They cultivate and thus make available to the market a quality, ethical and eco-responsible spirulina. Through their actions, they want to raise public awareness on “eating better”.
Since March 2020, Spirulina SwissMade has held the Swiss Made Label. This label indicates that the product has been manufactured in Switzerland and is issued with an ordinance from the Swiss Federal State which specifies the conditions of use. This assures the customers that the product is a local SWISS product.
Since 2021, Spirulina SwissMade has also held the Vaud+ label since the spirulina is entirely produced in the Lonay greenhouse, in the “Canton of Vaud”. This label aims to promote “Vaudois” agriculture and the know-how of “Vaudois” craftsmen. Spirulina SwissMade are therefore proud to offer a 100% natural product, 100% Swiss, 100% good for your health.