As vegan, and consuming spirulina for many years already, we always have been worried about the quality of the Spirulina we use to find in Indonesia, mostly importe from china, india or thailand.
So 4 years ago, with the help of Jordan from SPIRULIFORM , who is growing Spirulina in France for almost 14 years, we decided to open our first spirulina pond in Bali.
We start with a small 80m2 pond to learn the skills and see how Spirulina adapt to the Balinese climat. In 2014 we extend with 2 ponds, totalizing260 m2, then in 2015 we settle 2 news ponds which bring us to 550 m2.
Then, in 2016, we extend again, with 2 others ponds which bring us to 950 m2. We also build a new building, dedicated to the full process from harvest to packaging, to follow the international sanitary regulation, and get the GMP certification (good manufacturing practices).
We are a small scale spirulina farm which allow use to control and produce ahigh quality product, rich in nutriments and Phycocyanin.
At Bali Spirulina Farm, we cultivate the strain Spirulina Paracas, originated from Lake Huacachina in Peru.
We dry at low temperature, below 40 degrees , in a closed room to preserve all the nutriments and garanty the purity of our Spirulina. We can proudly say that it’s RAW SPIRULINA.
First of all, Spirulina appears to be the ultimate source of nutrition available to mankind today. As stated by NASA: " The Nutritional value of 1 gr Spirulina is equivalent to 1 kg of assorted fruits and vegetables"
In a Global warming concern, to produce 1 kg of spirulina very little water is needed (the only significant loss is through evaporation).
Spirulina protein uses 1/3 of the amount of water needed to grow soybeans and only 1/50th of the water needed for beef protein. Spirulina protein needs 20 times less land than soybeans and 200 times less than is required for beef production. Spirulina can help in the struggle with global warming as it fixes carbon and produces oxygen.
Also, the consumption of spirulina can reduce intensif animal farming which is a major contribution to global environmental degradation, through the need to grow feed (often by intensive methods using excessive fertiliser and pesticides), pollution of water, soil and air by agrochemicals and manure waste, and use of limited resources (water, energy).
And finaly, Growing spirulina also requires very little surface area of land, with the further advantage that the land can be marginal, unusable and non-fertile.
The farm is open to visitors to show all the process from culture to transformation in crunchies and powder and educate people about this Goodness blue green algae ( for visit contact us before).
We produce spirulina under licence of PT Sinar Hijau Bali.
“Let food be thy medecine, and medecine be thy food.” Hippocrates