spirulina6-1The saying goes at Meta Mate, that if it does not have mate in it you won’t find it here….however, there is one expection; a selection of products carefully sourced from Aurospirul.

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Although Ayurveda and Mate come from opposite ends of the world, we have discovered that the two of them combine perfectly and recommend an assortment of Ayurvedic herbs to our customers to accompany their Mate drinking.  These herbs are carefully processed and packed in Auroville, India, where we recently paid a visit to see how they make their Spirulina.

spirulina3-1Spirulina is one of the richest sources of vegetarian protein and the crunchy, sun-dried Spirulina that we receive form Auroville is a delicious light snack to accompany mate drinking.  Today’s market is flooded with industrial Spirulina from China which cannot be compared to the rich algae from an Indian lake and hand produced in a loving peaceful environment

Simplicity Spirulina Farm.  The tanks are refilled with water on a daily basis and the cultures are fed with magnesium and sodium bicarbonate.

Simplicity Spirulina Farm. The tanks are refilled with water on a daily basis and the cultures are fed with magnesium and sodium bicarbonate.

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Manju who helps run the farm and manage the 30 workers greeted me with a refreshing Spirulina juice.

 

 

 

 

 

The water is then strained through nets to collect the algae

The water is then strained through nets to collect the algae

The algae growing in the pools is collected early every morning

The algae growing in the pools is collected early every morning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Besides employing local villagers aurospirul has also launched a program to introduce spirulina to local village schools to nourish the children.

Besides employing local villagers aurospirul has also launched a program to introduce spirulina to local village schools to nourish the children

 

 

 

 

The harvesting quantities vary form 11-19kg a day depending on the season

The harvesting quantities vary form 11-19kg a day depending on the season

 

The spirulina is pressed out in a spagetti maker and dried in the sun for 6 hours

The spirulina is pressed out in a spagetti maker and dried in the sun for 6 hours

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