We ship our product in insulated shipping containers with several ice packs 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 the day of delivery.
We do not ship nationwide yet. We only ship to CT, DE, DC, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PE & RI.
We offer automatic deliveries every 2 or 4 weeks of the product size that works best for you. You can cancel your subscription at any time after a minimum of two shipments. Shipments go out once weekly, same day of harvest.
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.
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 Spirulina 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, but there is no harm in eating an entire jar at once :)
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