Good Magazine - The surprising benefits of seaweed - December 7th 2020
Seaweed Features in the News December 2020!
Great to see seaweeds featuring in Mindfood's Christmas Cook Book in December 2020!
We are proud to package up what nature serves us to make it easy and convenient....we are fortunate to work with products so good for us and good for the planet, but 'climatarian' is a new word for us too! I guess we can add that to our repertoire?!
Check out the Seaweed Feature in this month's Wellbeing Magazine (issue 189). An informative piece by Dr Karen Bridgman, a holistic practitioner at Lotus Health and Lotus Dental in Neutral Bay. She writes about medicinal uses including immune system support, digestion and weight control, blood sugar regulation, cardiovascular health, thyroid support as well as seaweeds anti-inflammatory and anti cancer properties.
Winners of our Irish Moss Giveaway - November 2020
Congratulations to the winners of our Irish Moss giveaway this month - Tina Tucker, Tracey Corps, Eddy Gies and Donna Maree Cox. Your Irish Moss packs are on their way to you!
Announcing our new Australian Distribution Partner!
From December 2020, Pacific Harvest's range is available in all Go Vita stores around Australia.
If you are an Australian health food store, please contact Go Vita if you would like to stock our seaweeds!
Go Vita Group Limited
1056 Canley Vale Road
Wetherill Park, NSW 2164
Tel. +61 (0)2 8781 4700
Announcing our new products and refreshed packaging - now 100% recycleable!
We are delighted to announce a full relaunch of our product range, with refreshed branding in fully recyclable packaging. This coincides with the addition of two new products to ourrange of delicious seaweed pantry staples, ‘Seaweed Salt’ and ‘The power of Three’, a new seaweed flake blend.
Our new packaging is an exciting leap for our small business. It refreshes our branding, but more importantly, delivers a significant improvement in the sustainability and effectiveness of our packaging, whilst not compromising on food safety. Seaweeds are hygroscopic (absorb moisture from the atmosphere) so we had to discount some of the current compostable packaging options, which don’t provide adequate moisture barrier properties. We have significantly reduced the plastic content in our range and moved to a ‘refill not landfill’ mindset with our packaging now being fully recyclable. Ultimately we’ll remove plastic from our range completely as new technologies become available.
We conducted a full set of nutritional tests to validate nutritional claims of each seaweed. Simple and clear on-pack messaging will help people better understand the variety of ways that seaweeds can be incorporated into delicious and healthy everyday meals.
At the same time as our packaging refresh, we have launched two new gluten free, GM free, low fat products to our existing range of seaweed seasonings. They are guaranteed to bring a burst of umami flavour to your plate and make it easy to integrate seaweeds into everyday cooking, bringing added nutrients, amazing flavours and colours.
Seaweed Salt is a delicious blend of 3 simple ingredients - organic New Zealand salt, organically harvested Atlantic Dulse flakes and wild wakame, harvested from the pristine waters of the South Island of New Zealand.
The Power of Three is a blend of three different seaweed flakes, making it easy to incorporate all the sea vegetable colours with one sprinkle. This new blend of three seaweed colours, Green (Sea Lettuce), Red (Atlantic Dulse) and Brown (Sugar Kelp) brings rich nutrients, beautiful colour and umami flavour to any meal.
Some lovely gift ideas in our new range too....we hope you like it!
Pacific Harvest will be at the Auckland Go Green Expo- 31 October - 1 November 2020, ASB Showgrounds
Pop onto our stand to say hi and sample some delicious seaweed treats. We are officially launching our new packaging range and look forward to seeing you there! What better way to celebrate the Green Show than to eat seaweed - the ocean's superfood!
We have just become a New Zealand Fernmark Licensee (August 2020)
We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently become a New Zealand FernMark Licensee and will proudly display the Fernmark on our New Zealand harvested products.
The FernMark Licence Programme is the Government’s official ‘country of origin’ accreditation programme, designed to protect and promote New Zealand products to the world.
- Becoming a FernMark Licensee means we’ve met all the New Zealand Government’s eligibility criteria for the Programme. It gives us permission to display the ‘FernMark’ (the Government’s trademarked Silver Fern) on our New Zealand products, which is seen as a mark of trust and authenticity for consumers around the world.
- Displaying the FernMark instantly associates us with New Zealand's great reputation. We're part of a community of New Zealand businesses that are collectively taking our New Zealand stories to the world.
- The Programme employs a global monitoring service, Yellow Brand Protection, who trawl the web for illegitimate use of the FernMark. The service helps maintain the exclusivity and integrity of the Programme and protects the brand equity invested in the FernMark.
- Ultimately, the FernMark Licence Programme promotes trust. We trust the Programme to drive preference for New Zealand products and our customers trust the authenticity of those products.
We are open and trading through lock down (again!)
We have strict social distancing practices in place, are working shifts and disinfecting any shared spaces (kitchen and bathroom) after each use. Our factory is not open to the public so the only visitors we have are couriers who come to collect your orders. We have completed extra COVID training on hand washing hygiene to ensure we keep up with best practice.
Thank you for your continued support during these strange days. Adding a little seaweed to your everyday meals will keep you strong and healthy, so now is the time to be browsing our blog and recipes to get inspired!
New Website Launches March 2020
We're excited to present our new website which has a few cool features which will improve your shopping experience with us. We have moved a few things around so hope you find it easier to find what you are looking for! The world of edible seaweed can feel a little confusing when you first find it, so three easy steps are:
- Replace regular salt with kelp salt
- Season with our seaweed seasoning range
- Experiment with seaweed leaves
New Ownership - November 2019
After nearly 20 years, Doug and Louise Fawcett have retired and passed Pacific Harvest to Susan and Hayley. Louise's seaweed knowledge is extensive and her passion infectious. We look forward to continuing to serve New Zealand and Australia with the high standards of seaweed service they have come to expect. Thank you for your patience as we quickly climb a steep learning curve!