Hawaii: Nutrex Hawaii is proud of where our spirulina comes from – Kona, Hawaii, USA. Hawaii is an ideal location to grow microalgae with lots of year-round sunlight, warm temperatures, low population density, and fresh water. Other elements that make our spirulina unique include:
Continuous Cultivation: Since 1985, Hawaiian Spirulina has been in constant production 12 months out of the year – creating a superior strain of spirulina with the highest levels of key nutrients of any spirulina in the world.
Cultivated & Grown in a Biosecure Zone:Hawaiian Spirulina is the only spirulina cultivated in a Biosecure Zone that is free of herbicides, pesticides, and industrial pollutants.
Clean Water: Each spirulina pond is fed 100% potable drinking water from Hawaiian aquifers and then infused with a small amount of deep ocean water, providing many different trace minerals.
Location: Kona, Hawaii has more coastal sunlight than any other area in the United States. Constant exposure to sunlight ensures high levels of carotenoids are present in our spirulina.
Ocean Chill Drying:™ Nutrex Hawaii developed this drying system to minimize the oxidation of carotenes, enzymes and fatty acids that occurs in standard dryers. The closed system process takes 3-7 seconds and uses less than 1% oxygen to preserve the phytonutrients.