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Organic spirulina is now available in mini-size tablets with milder taste.
Valensa (Eustis, FL) is expanding its supply of organic spirulina with “Spirulina Minis,” spirulina tablets designed for children, seniors, and others who have difficulty swallowing large tablets.
Spirulina is a green food high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids. Because spirulina is known for its characteristic green taste-especially organic spirulina-Valensa also developed a special coating (called “Pur-Blue SpiruZan”) that can help mask the ingredient’s strong flavor.
“One of the issues that spirulina has had with reaching a broader consumer audience has been an objection to the ‘green food’ taste that is associated with its algal status,” says Valensa president and CEO Rudy Moerck, PhD. “For many, it’s an acquired taste…With Spirulina Minis, we have developed a ‘starter spirulina’ for children, an acceptable pill burden for people with dysphagia, and a product that is almost without taste when ingested.”
Spirulina Minis are formulated with 200 mg of spirulina per tablet.