Algae Powder Aventurine starts with the well-known umami algae taste, after which it turns into a slightly sweet and sour aftertaste.
Algae Powder Aventurine is a source of Omega 3 & 6 and is suitable for a multitude of applications and combinations, from savory dishes to sweet desserts.
Algae has been proven to exist on our globe for more than 2 billion years, making it a vital asset of the Earth's ecosystems. The Aztecs have the oldest recorded encounter with algae consumption. Spanish scouts discovered that the indigenous people fished a blue-green slurry from the water, which they dried in the sun to be consumed because of their potent source of chlorophyll (leaf green) and high content (>60%) of protein, vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids.
This algae powder belongs to the Chlorella family and was first discovered in the canals of Delft (Netherlands) by MW Beijerink in 1889. There are over a hundred varieties of this alga, making it possible to select specific types of Chlorella for their aromatic and visual properties. Algae can become an important and sustainable substitute for animal proteins. Algae are also said to help cleanse the body, provide extra energy and support the immune system.
Algae Powder Aventurine is available all year round and can be stored for up to two years at a temperature of 12–16°C.