Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae, popular for its rich nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, protein, and environmental benefits. Normally found in powder form, this algae superfood can be grown and harvested right from the comfort of your home. Here are 5 reasons why you should grow Spirulina at home.
1. Spirulina has a lifetime of health benefits!
Spirulina has a plethora of health benefits including high nutritional content, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory benefits, reducing allergy symptoms, and contains essential minerals like copper, iron, vitamin B1, B2 & B3. By using a Spirulina growing kit and harvesting the Spirulina yourself, you and your family get to reap all of these benefits forever!
2. Environmentally friendly!
To grow Spirulina is as beneficial to the planet as growing a tree! Spirulina contains chlorophyll and produces 16.8 tons of oxygen per hectare, per year along with absorbing 23-40tons of CO2 a year. Considering global air pollution, major deforestation, and the current climate crisis, anything that we can do to decrease the rising CO2 levels and help the planet create more oxygen is worth it!
3. It saves you money!
Who doesn’t love saving the planet AND saving money? A full Spirulina growing kit starts at $179 and guarantees that you and everyone around you will have fresh natural Spirulina for years to come! Fresh Spirulina is more nutritious than powdered or dehydrated Spirulina. It is also odorless and tasteless so you can add it to anything. Daily use of commercial Spirulina would cost you hundreds of dollars each year, so to pay a one-time price and know that you will have fresh Spirulina for years and years to come is definitely worth it.
4. It’s easy & fun!
This is not an exaggeration, it is so easy to grow Spirulina! Spirulina, like many other plants, loves sunlight and water. Spirulina requires a simple aquarium, we recommend one that holds 30L (8 gallons) of water. Once you have your aquarium filled and in the sun, it’s time to follow our simple instruction guide found in our Spirulina growing kit and get going! We recommend growing Spirulina with friends and family, it is so much fun when loved ones are involved in growing something that you will all be able to share.
5. It is rewarding to grow Spirulina!
Ask anyone with a veggie garden at home, they will tell you that nothing beats the feeling of harvesting, cooking, and eating their own produce. Not only is it a feeling of success and an extra appreciation for where your food comes from, but it’s also invigorating to witness the exact process your food took to get to you. This feeling doesn’t stop at veggie gardens, it extends to food growth like growing Spirulina.
Growing Spirulina is an incredible way to introduce more nutrients into your diet, have fun, have a positive impact on the environment, and save money. So what are you waiting for? If you are a beginner, we recommend starting off your Spirulina journey with our Spirulina kit – All included or the Super Premium - Spirulina Grow Kit which has everything that you need to start growing Spirulina at home.