There are basically 5 different methods/processes of dewatering algae.
Here is the list from worst to best:
1. spray drying machines commercial operations
b. economically cheapest most common method
c. open pond cultivation (subjects algae to water and airborne contamination)
d. creates oxidative stress
e. destroy’s nutrition
2. centrifuge high speed spinning
a. long term (min. 6 months) freezing in large steel drums
b. ruptures – destroys all life in cells
c. sterilization of toxins from lake
d. creates oxidation
e. cannot be used a live starter culture
f. cannot be sold to the public immediately after harvesting
3. baking (french) pressed
a. pelletize – baked
b. low heat air drying
c. whole food..?
a. more naturally simple and eco-friendly
b. very limited natural processing – “old way” dehydrating
c. remains whole food
5. straining (Raw Living Spirulina)
a. most natural
b. NO damage to cells
c. NO oxidative stress
d. preserves phytonutrients inside cell walls.
e. does not destroy or alter natures package
f. maintains all the life force (truly alive)
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