GRACIOSA ISLAND GREENFARM

5essentia spirulina azores is produced in a Greenfarm at Graciosa, a biosphere reserve island of the Azores archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.

Our spirulina enjoys excellent growing conditions, surrounded by the pure and fresh ocean air and energy, the loving care of our small team, Helia, Sonia and the volunteers/students we often welcome to work with us, and one of the best views from the island!

RESPECT & CARE

  Respect and care to bring you a prime quality spirulina

Our spirulina greenfarm production pools are inside a glass greenhouse, we use the rainwater we harvest and we produce locally, using seaweeds, one of the inputs needed for the spirulina growth.

Growing, harvesting, drying at low temperature and packing all done at the same site, by the same small team with respect and care to maintain all of the product properties and bring you a prime quality spirulina.

VISIT US

Come and visit our greenfarm!

If you are passing through Graciosa Island, come and see our production farm in person!

You can visit our greenhouse and have a natural spirulina juice with our team.

Or learn from us how to make a recipe with spirulina and taste it with a privileged view of the ocean, and even take a pack of 100g of our artisanal spirulina from the Azores!

Contact us
OUR MISSION

At 5essentia spirulina azores, our aim is to produce prime quality spirulina, which we are proud to deliver directly to you.

Spirulina nutritional properties and it’s conversion in the human body gave us the motivation to have a better look into it

The excellent community and humanitarian values shared by the small farm producers in Europe made us want to participate in the food change movement for healthier and more sustainable food choices.

Beyond nutrition, spirulina offers multiple advantages to the environment:

Producing Spirulina requires 10 times less water than any other vegetable.

Also, harvesting can occur year-round.

Spirulina has the lowest land use per unit of protein and unit of human digestible energy. Basically, it offers the potential to improve food security in countries where malnutrition is a common occurrence.

Spirulina doesn’t need fertile land for cultivation and requires less energy input per kilo than soy, corn or bovine protein.

Spirulina is a big oxygen producer and is even more efficient than trees and forests to absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen.

Now that’s what we call an environmentally sound and healthy food!