Tastes very good compared to other spirulina brands I have tried.
Posted on Jul 10, 2013
If I am to trust what it says on the label regarding the purety of the production as well as the process of this brand's spirulina, I am more than satisfied with it.
It tastes really well. It tastes slightly better than a product I bought from Germany; not a known brand, and for all I know the German trader could have got the spirulina from China - and it could have had toxins in it without my knowledge.
Also I have tried one bottle of Now Foods' Spirulina, as well as a brand I bought fifteen years ago (I don't remember which brand), and by far the other spirulina I have tried didn't taste as fresh and good as this product. If I am to explain the difference? The Hawaiian tastes less 'off' and it is also a bit sweeter in the taste.
The colour looks green and nice. But then we all know that colour may deceive, as sometimes artificial colour is added. (Not saying that colour is added to spirulina. It is never needed. I'm just speaking generally.) But if you are familiar with a certain food substance from personal experience, then you have a point of reference; from there you should always trust your nose (and tongue). Your nose can discern the difference between products, and can reveal the quality of a product. Yes, trust the nose and don't think: "Oh, this supplement smells a bit rotten, but the expire date says December 2025, so it means that I can eat it." (Wrong reasoning.) By far trust your nose before an expiry date.
Also this particular spirulina blends a lot easier in water than my past experiences with spirulina. With the three other spirulina brands I have tested, once I had it in water it clogged. Then I had to rub the spirulina against the glass with the teaspoon till most of the clogs were gone. Quite some effort. But this Hawaiian Spirulina mixes so much easier with water. It makes me wonder whether either it has much less fatty acids in it, or whether the cells are broken down so well that this spirulina clogs less?
My overall impression of this Hawaiian Spirulina is that it is superior. But then I have only tested this one batch. Another batch may be different. I hope not. I hope that Nutrex will quality check all their Hawaiian Spirulina so that all batches will be great.
So for now I am really happy about this Hawaiian spirulina.
And just some general info about spirulina: It is well known to be a superfood with lots of good stuff in it. Essential amino acids, GLA, vitamin A, B, D, E, and minerals and more. And spirulina also has a somewhat 'cleansing' effect, but not as much as chlorella. Though I must say that I do prefer spirulina to chlorella as it is easier to digest.
Without doubt I give five bright stars to Pure Hawaiian Spirulina.