"On Vitacost's website, this product only has one ingredient. I love products that has no added ingredient. But when I received the product, it tasted salty to me.
I do not know why I expected no salt when i ordered it. I guess I was hoping they processd out the sodium & just kelp in there.
If you need to watch out for sodium content & not lazy like me, Go to Asian store to get the real thing, you can get rid off most of the sodium by soaking in the water before you cook and the taste is no comparison.
But you can't beat the convenience of this product. I only use it in the soup as "salt substitute" 1 teaspoon at a time, good with seafood noodle soup. It gives you extra ocean flavor which I love,
If they have a way process out all the sodium, I would buy this again for it's convenience & price."
"I am sitting here with a one pound bag of this kelp ordered from Vitacost and would like to know what is the measurement of this product that is equal to 225 mcg. Starwest was less than clear when I emailed them asking this question."
"quality is good but it was a lot funkier tasting than I like. I will stick to spirulina. This has a fishy taste. I know it comes from the ocean and such and I should have expected it to a degree. It is just a bit too much flavor for me. I would suggest spirulina, wheat grass, or barley grass instead."
"This kelp is a very fine powder, which probably helps it assimilate easier, but makes it harder to stir into liquid than some coarser more granular products I've found before. As others have said, it smells & tastes like a salt marsh at low tide. Hey, it's seaweed, whadaya expect? The good news: If you can't smell it, you can't taste it, so just don't get a whiff of it. Stand back when measuring & stirring, then hold your breath & chug. I stir it (aprox 1 Tbsp) into just enough water that it's not thick & gloppy, top off with V8 Juice, which also lessens the seaweedy taste. I will continue buying this product."
"I think it is pretty good, but it does have strong seaweed smell... I do prefer Chlorella since it does not have much smell, but this is much cheaper. I put this in my veggie/fruits smoothie everyday."
"This is probably a very healthy product and a good source of iodine, however very few people can tolerate the taste. I love ALL food I am capable of eating absolutely anything -- I eat spirulina and chlorella by the spoonful. This kelp definitely tastes worse than either spirulina or chlorella in my opinion, but I'm sure it's good for me so I eat it, and I actually sort of like it. You might want to buy a small quantity just to try it first, because a whole pound could take years to use. Or buy it in tablet form if you don't have iron taste buds. If you do buy it and can't stand the taste, it makes great fertilizer for your plants!"
"I read in my Hypothyroid Diet book, that this is a great food to include in my diet, so I decided to buy it and add it on top of salads and other recipes!!!! Its a type of seaweed, which I read has many nutrients.....Can`t hurt but help nutrionally speaking....."
"I purchased this b/c I had run out of kelp flakes that I put daily on my eggs in the morning. The powder tastes awful, completely different than kelp flakes & is extremely smelly. I had just gotten my husband to start kelp flakes, & he tried this and had to throw out his eggs. My stomach also hurt after I had it. Maybe I could make a mask w/ it, but I will probably end up giving it to my chickens."
"Add 2 tsp kelp powder to 1/3 C Brazil nuts, 1/3 C Sunflower seeds, 1/3 C Pepita nuts with 2 C Cilantro blended with 2/3 C flaxseed oil, 4 T lemon juice and salt to taste. Eat just 2 tsp everyday. Cholera is also a good product to take an half hour before."
"the taste is one of the most horrifying thing i ever had. I had kelp granules before and they were great but this powder is terrible. I will not recommend anyone this low grade product. I was greatly disappointed."