Behind The Scenes of How Spirulina Is Extracted
Hi! It’s Vibha, the co-founder of Cosmix. Let me give you a glimpse into what happens behind the scenes of the making of Bring Me Bliss, a Cosmix superfood blend you all love and enjoy so much. I’ll share some fun information on how we cultivate and extract one of its ingredients, blue spirulina. It is an adaptogen that protects your body against oxidative stress and also gives the magical blue colour to Bring Me Bliss. We also use blue spirulina in the peanut bars we give to kids from Kolala, to help them overcome malnourishment under our #CosmixNutritionForAll Program.
Now, let me give you a virtual tour of how we cultivate blue spirulina.
Step 1: Spirulina is an algae. So, an alkaline culture solution with nutrition is poured into a wide shallow culture pond, which is stirred by gentle streams. This allows spirulina to carry out photosynthesis and to multiply.
Step 2: Multiplied Spirulina is then allowed to grow and develop. The density of the culture ponds is checked frequently till it drops to 4 cm and the pH levels are low.
Step 3: The spirulina is then filtered out from the ponds and taken for drying.
Step 4: The thick spirulina is spread like noodle shapes on a platform powered by a solar panel that allows it to dry.
Step 5: LASTLY, the dried flakes are then ground to powder form, which we add to our favourite mix - Bring Me Bliss.
Fascinating, isn’t it?
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