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Spirulina

What do you know about it? Any sources on it being a complete protein?

 
mckomet

Asked by mckomet at 3:56 PM on Jul. 17, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Protein Supplement

    Amino acids make up 62% of spirulina. Because it is a rich source of protein and other nutrients, spirulina has been used traditionally as a nutritional supplement. However, although spirulina contains a significant amount of protein, you would need to consume very large quantities to see any effect. Other sources of protein, such as nuts, legumes, whole grains, and meat, provide more efficient nutrition.

    I got the above from http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/spirulina-000327.htm It also says the Spirulina has to come from a very safe source.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 4:01 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • it is a complete protein. We could live off of spirulina alone if we had too. That stuff is extremely nutritious.

    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:04 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 3:58 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

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