The kelp seaweed in this Kelp Salt has been tested for contaminants according to the requirements in the ANZ Food Code.
Product of New Zealand.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Seal securely once opened – seaweeds are hygorscopic and will absorb moisture from the atmosphere around them.
Allergens: MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF: Crustacea, Fish, Molluscs.
Warning: Contains naturally occurring iodine. Excessive consumption may exceed recommended daily dietary intakes which could have adverse effects.
Why Use Kelp Salt?
Why Use Kelp Salt instead of regular table salt?
If you are looking to increase your iodine intake and do not want the hassle of finding, and then remembering to take nutritional supplements, which have been made in a laboratory, the easiest thing you can do right now is just replace your table salt with kelp salt! We like to refer to this Harvard study, which encourages improving diet in the first instance, before adding made-made nutritional supplements. Most nutrients are more potent when they come from our food and have not been processed in a lab. Plus, food tastes better and is often cheaper than nutritional supplements, not to mention less of a hassle as you can simply add it to what you are already eating or preparing to eat.
The ocean has an abundance of minerals, nutrients and vitamins, many of which are depleted in our soils, so in our opinion, sea salts offer a preferable alternative to rock salts. Consider that seaweeds are naturally very efficient at absorbing nutrients from the ocean – and kelp, a brown seaweed, is widely regarded as the “best natural source of iodine”. It has been said that salt cravings are the result of a mineral deficiency…this is one product to address just that! Iodine is an essential nutrient for human health – specifically linked to immunity, thyroid, brain, ovarian and breast health. Iodine is an essential nutrient for the production of a hormone called thyroxin which helps to regulate many body functions. It has also been linked to apoptosis (cell death) which is critical to fighting cancer – particularly thyroid and breast cancer.
Harvesting, Packing, Recycling
How we harvest, test our pack our seaweeds
Our seaweeds are harvested locally and from international waters as not all edible seaweeds grow around New Zealand, and some that do grow here are not able to be commercially harvested at this time. We air dry (to preserve nutrient density) and then mill the seaweeds to blend into our seasoning ranges. Pacific Harvest specialises in seaweed, and has been trusted by the nutritional community since 2002. We test all our seaweeds for contaminants in external labs, before packing them by hand in our food grade facility in Auckland. We recently removed the zip lock from our bags to reduce the amount of overall plastic in the bag. Please use the resealable sticker we provide to keep moisture out.
Recycling packaging on our salts
We recently added cardboard boxes to our range to ensure the stores who stock these products can stand them on shelf as the pouches we previously used fell over constantly! Seaweeds are also light sensitive so the card provides added protection. Please pop the boxes into your worm farm, or in kerb side cardboard recycling.
The plastic pouch can be recycled through soft plastic recycling schemes. Ideally we’d not use plastic but as seaweeds are hygroscopic (attract moisture) we need to ensure we can keep the seaweeds food safe. Compostable options don’t currently provide adequate moisture barriers.
Our jars are all refillable or reusable. If you wish to do neither of these, please place the used jar in your household recycling. Please read more on our packaging journey here.