How Spirulina Is Produced
One of the best sources for Spirulina is Cyanotech, an environmentally friendly Spirulina farm in
Kona, Hawaii. Spirulina is grown there in giant "O" shaped ponds. The water is kept constantly
flowing and is fed with natural minerals. The mountain in Kona boosts 350 days of full sun-shine
each year which supports the quick growth and high chlorophyll content of the Spirulina.
Cyanotech Spirulina Pacifica is cultivated in shallow open ponds adjacent to the Pacific Ocean.
Paddlewheels agitate the water, permitting even exposure to the sun. A combination of fresh water
and nutirent-rich deep ocean water, drawn from a depth of 2,000 feet, is used to fill the ponds.
At harvest time, the spirulina is pumped from the culture ponds through underground pipes to a process
building whre it is screened for particulate matter and then separated by stainless steel screens from
the culture medium. In the system, 100% of the growing media is continuously recycled to culture ponds
to become the nutrient base for the next crop.
Prior to drying, Spirulina Pacifica is washed three time with fresh water and vacuum filtered.
A patented "Ocean Chill Drying" process is the final stage in the production of the powder microalae. The drying process takes approximately 3 seconds and results in a dark green powder with a consistency similar to flour.
The bulk Spirulina Pacifica powder is packaged in foil laminate heat-sealed bags with an oxygen
absorbing pack sealed in each bag. This packaging ensures product freshness and extends the shelf