I recently opened my second bag of Frontier Whole Fenugreek Seed. The first bag was excellent. The second bag, unfortunately, immediately struck me as being somewhat off-color. It looked like it was not clean and was not terribly fresh, though the best buy date was years away. Worse, the second time I used it, I found a piece that was more black than the rest. I wasn't sure at first if it was a bad fenugreek grain or some dirt or something. Turns out it was a small black rock, slighly larger than the fenugreek, but not big enough that it would be easy to distinguish. It would have been very easy to break a tooth on this. I would not buy Frontier brand fenugreek again, and strongly recommend against it. I contacted them, and they advised me to ask iherb for a refund. I chose not to do so, as I don't think iHerb is responsible for Frontier's problems in q/a.
The rosemary in this bag is of good quality. Not the best I've ever gotten from Frontier but acceptable. However, it is also chock full of pieces of the rosemary plant other than rosemary leaf and, more importantly, sharp little brown things that resemble fine pine needles and will pierce your gums if you are not careful. I love Frontier overall, but strongly recommend against purchasing this particular product. A piece of this went through the gums around one of my teeth, and I ended up with an infected gum that was excruciatingly painful for days. Very scary. Frontier's response was to suggest that I ask iHerb for a refund. I declined to do so, because I don't think this is iHerb's fault.
Posted by HealthyIsHappy on Dec 25, 2013 | Verified Purchase
So glad to find a niacinamide with no fillers. Beware, some of Thorne's caps do have nonessential ingredients. Have been very happy with this one. I plan to repurchase but am waiting until my supply gets lower, since the current stock has only 15 months prior to exp. Please continue to stock this item, iHerb!
rinses much more easily than 7th gen. will buy again.
Posted by HealthyIsHappy on Dec 05, 2011 | Verified Purchase
i love sushi ginger so much that i crave it. but this product tastes so strongly of vinegar that i can hardly taste the ginger. there is also a very small amount of ginger for the money. had it tasted as good as i'd hoped (with a strong flavor of ginger like some freshly made sushi ginger i've had in the past), i'd be willing to pay for the treat once in a while. but with the flavor of this product, i'll be forcing myself to eat it and unfortunately will not reorder. love eden and iherb, but disappointed with the product.
would give it five stars if it didn't have guar gum. VERY badly dented cans.
I'm a huge fan of dulse, but I'm not enjoying this product very much. I'm having a hard time eating it. The taste is just not as good as other brands of dulse I've purchased in the past, and doesn't come anywhere close to Maine Coast brand dulse, which is the best I've ever tasted. This Frontier brand dulse also contains little green flakes along with the normal dulse-colored flakes. Not sure what this it. I don't recommend this dulse, as there are better tasting options out there, such as Eden or Maine Coast. Though Frontier's bulk bag is somewhat economical, it's not economical enough to make up for the difference in taste.
Posted by HealthyIsHappy on Dec 20, 2015 | Verified Purchase
I love this stuff. It is the most inoffensive natural dish soap I have found, and it works well. The only problem I had with it, in the beginning, was that it was so thick it would sometimes fall off the sponge before I got it to absorb. So I started diluting it with distilled water. I know adding water can change ph and allow microbes to grow, so I'm not sure this is an idea ripe for adaptation, but it works great for me. I use an empty bottle of the dish soap, add some dish soap from a fresh bottle, add a little less water than whatever amount of dish soap I've added, then mix. The proportions don't have to be exact. I have found that even at 50-50 it still works well. There was one batch that was quite a bit thinner, so I didn't dilute much. I thought, "There goes my cost-saving measure!" I figured people had perhaps complained it was too thick. But the next batch was thick again, thankfully. This method has made this quite affordable compared to what appear to be cheaper (but also thinner and preservative-laden) "natural" dish soaps. So happy that iHerb carries this and hope very much they do not raise the price or ever consider discontinuing this product.
i make the most delicious pancakes with this. just add some eggs, water, vanilla!
Posted by HealthyIsHappy on Nov 28, 2011 | Verified Purchase
delicious, nutritious :)