Here at Rainforest foods we stock the algae Chlorella and Spirulina in capsule, tablet and powder form. The first two of these are simply the latter contained in plant-cellulose capsules or compressed into tablets, and are taken as supplements. By contrast, spirulina powder or chlorella powder can be added to foods or drinks, and ingested. Mixing a powder with water or fruit juice is a common way of taking a product such as these, so we decided to find out how the different methods contrast.
We mixed a teaspoon of Chlorella with a glass of water, and did the same with Spirulina. For people new to Chlorella and Spirulina the taste in water is unfamiliar, with a strongly algal overtone. This is a drink to be taken for its nutrition rather than its taste.
A better combination, however, is Chlorella or Spirulina in apple juice. This works with the algal tone, adding freshness and sweetness. This, by contrast, is a drink rather than a supplement in a transport medium.