“Spirulina very popular in France”

[France] Eric Constans cultivates spirulina. The blue algae variety is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, which benefits your whole body. This Frenchman began growing the algae in February 2017.

Eric says, “It is going well. My customers are very pleased and I get a lot of word-of-mouth advertising. This means my customer base is growing.”The tablets and sachets Eric produces sell well throughout the year.

For instance, people stir this in with their breakfast shake. Besides tablets and sachets, Eric also sells chocolate tablets and bonbons that contain this alga. There is a huge spike in demand for these around Christmas time. According to Eric, the chocolate-spirulina mix is nice and crunchy. “At first, the tablets taste only of chocolate, but then you get a spirulina aftertaste.”

Algae smell

Spirulina does not smell very pleasant. “It is an alga; you can smell it. My customers do not like the smell but, fortunately, it tastes good – quite neutral with a slight saltiness.”

Age-old and very healthy

Spirulina is considered to be a real miracle cure. This blue alga has been around since time immemorial. It is an antioxidant that stimulates the immune system and can be used by anyone.

Photo: The Spirulina is cultivated in large basins

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