Spirulina

Description

Spirulina has a history of human consumption in Mexico and in Africa. In Mexico circa 1300 AD the Aztecs harvested Arthrospira from Lake Texcoco and used it to make a sort of dry cake called “tecuitlatl”. Very likely the use of Spirulina as food in Chad dates back to the same period, or even earlier, to the Kanem Empire (ninth century AD). It is very interesting that two populations independently…

 

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