Chlorella, the purifying seaweed
Chlorella is a single-celled green algae with a spherical shape and about 2 to 10 microns in diameter, but with nutritional values that make it unique. In addition to being the food with the highest percentage of chlorophyll on the planet, chlorella is rich in vitamins and minerals.
Once dried, chlorella contains about 45% protein, 20% fat, 20% carbohydrates, 5% fiber, and 10% minerals such as magnesium or iron, vitamin A and various B, C and E complex vitamins .
The properties of chlorella are noteworthy in the 1940s. The global food crisis generated after the Second World War led to the idea of chlorella as an alternative food to meat because of its high protein content. Today it is considered a very interesting supplement to overcome the protein deficit of vegetarian and vegan diets.