Our roots go back almost 40 years as the pioneers in Spirulina production. Today we offer a solid base of quality Spirulina and Spirulina-based products, with distribution in over 20 countries around the globe.
In 1976 a group of U.S. visionary pioneers, founded the progenitor of Earthrise, Proteus Corporation, to develop Spirulina blue-green algae as a world food resource. Proteus was funded by a group of private California investors committed to the vision and hope Spirulina represented. This team began cultivation in the hot desert area in Southeastern part of California in the late 1970s.
In 1981, Earthrise® developed a partnership with a Japanese company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC), a diversified product company with a commitment to developing microalgae for food, biochemicals and pharmaceuticals that had just begun growing Spirulina in Thailand. This unique partnership between California entrepreneurs and Japanese corporate intrapreneurs flourished to a dynamic growth of Spirulina production as well as its market worldwide. In 2005, Earthrise® Nutritionals was wholly owned by Dainippon Ink and Chemicals. (the present DIC corporation) Today, our farm is the world’s largest Spirulina farm, and together with our sister company’s farm in China, DIC group is the largest Spirulina producer in the world.
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Earthrise® Nutritionals Is the World Leader Pioneer and innovator of premium quality Spirulina.
Leader in scientific research with over 20 scientific studies sponsored or funded to show Spirulina’s health benefits.
Resource conservation using less land, water and energy than conventional crops per kilo of protein.
100% purity with no additives, stabilizers, preservatives or irradiation.
Superior drying technology to preserve nutritional potency.
Cold-press tableting for smooth finish and no fillers.
North America’s first Spirulina algae farm.
Developer of natural food industry standards for green foods.
Ecological cultivation for Earth-friendly farming with no pesticides, herbicides, soil erosion or water contamination.
Leader in algae safety research and developer of new method for detecting toxins from contaminant algae.
Premium bottling with recyclable light-blocking glass, pharmaceutical seals and top-body wrap for preservation and security.