We ship our product in insulated shipping containers with several ice packs or dry ice to ensure freshness. The packaging is designed to protect the product for several hours even when you can't be home at the time of delivery. Just make sure that you put the jar into the fridge/freezer the day of delivery.
We ship in insulated boxes to your preferred address in the entire continental US. Shipping costs depend on your location and will increase with the distance from our facility in Brooklyn, NY.
For fresh Spirulina we offer automatic deliveries every 2 or 4 weeks of the product size that works best for you. For frozen Spirulina we offer automatic deliveries of refill bags every 30, 60 or 90 days. You can cancel your subscription at any time after a minimum of two shipments. Shipments go out once weekly, same day of harvest.
Let the dry ice melt in a well ventilated room or outside. Don't touch it with your bare hands or throw it in the trash as the cold temperatures can be very damaging.
We cultivate our Spirulina in our 1,250 sqft facility in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Sunset Park. Spirulina, like most algae, grows in water. We have developed closed tanks that provide for the perfect growing conditions of the microalgae. We provide nutrients, light and CO2 to make our algae happy. Once the algae have grown, we filter them out of the water. There is no processing involved and we don't add anything to our product.
We recommend to blend frozen ice cubes and use them immediately. Thawed Spirulina does not have the same texture as fresh Spirulina - all cell walls broke during the freezing process - and it will spoil quickly.
Fresh Spirulina has a mild metallic, sweet smell. Since fresh Spirulina is still alive, it is "breathing" in the jar. That means that sometimes (when you leave to lid closed for several days) a sulfur smell builds up in the jar and is released when you open it. Easy test to know if it is still good to eat? Leave the jar open for 30 seconds. Still smells strongly like rotten eggs? Toss it.
Spirulina is also called the blue-green algae or blue magic. What you see is the very healthy blue pigment phycocyanin. After several days in the fridge some the Spirulina cells start to break up and release phycocyanin. Gently mix the Spirulina if you don't like the look, but it is perfectly fine to eat.
You can freeze fresh Spirulina at home to extend the shelf life. Because you have to consume it immediately after you take it out of the freezer, we recommend freezing it in portions (e.g. in an ice cube tray). Frozen Spirulina stays good for about 6 months.
We recommend a table spoon a day of fresh Spirulina or a cube or two of fresh frozen Spirulina, but there is no harm in eating more :)
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