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Wellness: Go green with spirulina pastas

 

You can now inject a dose of health and sustainability into your event's dining with healthy spirulina pastas from EnerGaia Bangkok, which produces fresh and sustainable algae products and aims to make spirulina a part of daily diets. 

The Thai startup made headlines when it took urban farming to the rooftop of Novotel Siam Bangkok, making it the first hotel in Bangkok to do so. This is in line with the company's principle of using neglected spaces to cultivate nutritious food, as a way to solve both nutritional and environmental problems in urban locations. 

Saumil Shah, the 42-year-old founder of EnerGaia, began investing in the microalgae business after reading about how carbon dioxide from industrial facilities can be harnessed to foster algae growth. The company runs another urban farm that is ten times bigger in central Bangkok's green zone.

Made from premium Australian wheat, its line of vegan, egg-free Skyline Spirulina pasta products - they have a shelf life of one year - contain generous doses of the blue-green algae, which is high in nutrients like protein (sans cholesterol), beta-carotene that helps reduce the risk of cancer, and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Best part: they do not have the strong smell that's typically associated with spirulina and are said to taste like premium pastas.  

EnerGaia's range of Skyline Spirulina pastas include linguine, spaghetti, fusilli and penne - in sizes of 250g and 1kg, which can be purchased at wholesale prices of US$2.70 (95 THB)and US$10.20 (360 THB) respectively.

For more information, email EnerGaia Co, Ltd at [email protected] or call them at +66 (0)2 742 1559.