Some species of spirulina survive even under intense heat. When the fresh water pond in which they exist dries up due to a surge in temperature, spirulina sticks to the rocks in the pond and forms a frosty white layer. This frosted form of the alga tastes very sweet as the protein, predominantly present in them, turns to polysaccharides.
The unique ability of the algae to sustain heat has helped it to retain its nutrients even after rigorous processing.
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- Spirulina - (http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/spirulina-000327.htm)
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