Superfood Friday – Spirulina and Chlorella
When thinking about Algae, most of you probably don´t think about food or nutrition. Although used in quite a few dishes in the Asian countries, it is still unlikely to use certain algae products without thinking about sushi or miso soup.
Summing up just for you and rounding up with a few dishes and drink we can provide at foodpanda.hk, please find here our insights!
1 Green Detox: Genie Juicery Hong Kong
Cleanses for mind and soul: Genie Juicery Hong Kong offers high-quality juices that are naturally rich in antioxidants. Image source
Order this: Hawaii H20 (90 Calories)
Contains: Strawberry, cucumber, cilantro, kale, lemon, coconut water, watermelon juice, chia seed and spirulina
2 100% Vitamins: Zumufi HK
Salads, juices, and the feeling of eating well: Zumufi Hong Kong. Image source
Order this: Detox+
Contains: Coconut H20, Pineapple, Spinach, Chlorophyll
In the last few year the health benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella got more and more attention. Spirulina is one type of blue-green algae that grows in salty and fresh water. Spirulina can lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and can raise the “good” HDL cholesterol.
3 Healthy Forever: Maya Café
Enjoy delicious vegetarian cuisine in Hong Kong at Maya. Source
Order this: Green Beauty
Contains: Spinach, coconut milk, banana, chlorella, flax seed
4 Completely Banana: Mana!
Order this: Inka Shake
Contains: Banana, raw chocolate, coconut oil, almonds, dates and spirulina
Spirulina is an great superfood to those who want to look after their eye health. This blue-green algae is very rich in vitamin A, and this vitamin is exceptionally important for healthy eyes. Spirulina has a very high concentration of chlorophyll, a natural superstar when it comes to detox and has many powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory health benefits.
5 Salads For All: The Herbivores
Order this: Velvet Kombu Salad
Contains: Mixed algae, cabbage, marinated beetroot, yam bean and sesame dressing
Spirulina Fast Facts |(% in RDA)
- Protein: 4 grams
- Copper: 21%
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 11%
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 15%
- Iron: 11%
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 4%