Sea Chicory (Raw, wild harvested seaweed)


Sea Chicory is a red seaweed which may seem confusing because it comes in different colours – Green and Red! It is free from flavour, but will take on the flavour of what you soak it in. Sea Chicory makes a stunning and healthy addition to summer salads.

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Sea Chicory (Raw, wild harvested seaweed) US$9.08US$22.35
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  • Sustainably harvested
  • Processed in approved food grade facilities
  • High in nutrients
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excellent source of iodine gluten free low fat gm free plant based

Available in two colours – Red and Green, and two sizes 25g and 100g

Please note the green sea chicory will fade to a beige colour if left in sunlight so ensure you keep it covered if you prefer green, or leave out in direct sunlight if you prefer a lighter colour.

Our Sea Chicory seaweed is sustainably wild harvested in South America and dried naturally to preserve nutrients. This species is not available in New Zealand for commercial harvest.

We test for contaminants according to the ANZ Food Standards Code.

Product of Peru. Packed in New Zealand.

Sea Chicory offers a good source of Iodine.
Gluten Free, GM Free, Low Fat. Plant Based.

Ingredients: Sea Chicory (Chondracanthus chamissoi) sea vegetable 100%.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Seal securely once opened.

Allergens: MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF: Crustacea, Fish, Molluscs.

Warning: Wild harvested – check for detritus.  Contains naturally occurring iodine. Excessive consumption may exceed recommended daily dietary intakes which could have adverse effects.

About Sea Chicory

How we harvest, test our pack our Sea Chicory Seaweeds

Our Sea Chicory is wild harvested, then dried naturally to preserve it’s dense nutritional value.

Pacific Harvest specialises in seaweed, and has been trusted by the nutritional community since 2002.  We test our Sea Chicory for contaminants in external labs, before packing the flakes in our food grade facility in Auckland. As Sea Chicory is  a wild harvested seaweed, we hand grade it in our food grade facility in Auckland before packing them into our bags. Please do check for detritus before consuming.

You may notice the colour can vary a little – Sea Chicory is light sensitive so please keep it in the dark if you wish to preserve it’s original colour. Some like the colour variation. 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.

What is the white powder on Sea Chicory?

You may notice a white powder on your Sea Chicory- this is the result of the amino acid, glutamine, which naturally rises to the surface as the leaf dries.

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Using Sea Chicory

Using  Sea Chicory in your Kitchen:

Re-hydrate and add to salads as a colourful, crunchy and mild tasting addition or  garnish a poke bowl or any dish for that matter!  The delicate fronds of Sea Chicory will add wonderful visual appeal as well as a nutrient density other garnishes would find hard to match!

Add straight from the bag to soups or broths for added nutrients.

Directions:   To re-hydrate, soak seaweed in tepid water, stock or juice to soften (it will take on the flavour of what it has been soaked in). It will expand (to several times it’s dry size), brighten in colour, and assume a crunchy texture. Add near the end of cooking, avoid soaking for too long. It rehydrates very quickly – if you leave it soaking for too long it will start to feel more gelatinous and the fronds will become less delicate and precise – this is normal for a red seaweed.

When you have soaked the seaweed be sure to tip the water it has been soaking into a nearby pot plant and watch with amazement over the next week or so as your plant laps up the nutrients and minerals in the water!

Recipe inspriation for Sea Chicory

Read our blog article on Sea Chicory to learn more if you are as fascinated by this seaweed as we are!


Recycling Sea Chicory packaging

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! The cardboard box also provides added protection from light.Please pop these 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. Please read more on our packaging journey here.


Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Clara Lee
Good purchase

Good flavour and nice to add into soup. Simply delicious !!

mary jane lawson
excellent quality.

I am VERY fussy when it comes to where my food is sourced due to so many environmental contaminants and the food manipulation within the industry today. I was happy to find a company that sells clean and high quality algae/seaweed products to help with obtaining adequate Vitamin B12 from a natural food source on a vegan diet. Quite expensive but in the food industry you usually pay for what you get! This product is worth the cost.