Manuka Smoked Atlantic Dulse Flakes are the latest thing we have been smoking! If you love a smoky flavour, but want to avoid chemical smoky seasoning products, keep reading.
If you follow a plant based diet but miss flavour of bacon in your life, this one is for you! Some have described the flavour of our Manuka smoked dulse flakes as a ‘vegan-caviar’.
Atlantic Dulse is a densely nutritious and popular red seaweed for three reasons:
- its micronutrient density – a deeply cleansing and nourishing seaweed
- its wonderful, naturally smoky flavour – it’s commonly referred to as “the vegan bacon”
- it’s deep crimson colour which brings vibrancy to meals.
Well, we tried hot smoking Atlantic dulse flakes to see what would happen to the flavour and had such a great reaction from customers and chefs who tested it for us, that we decided to launch it as a new product! The Herald, New Zealand’s national newspaper heralded our Manuka Smoked Dulse Flakes as the most innovative product in the Auckland Food Show in 2021.
Manuka Smoked Atlantic Dulse Flakes – A Flavour Sensation!
If you are already a fan of dulse’s flavour, you will be astounded by this flavour sensation. The subtle sweetness of the Mānuka wood smoke softens and intensifies the naturally smoky flavour of dulse to create this natural, gluten and dairy free seasoning which will bring a burst of smoky umami flavour to your plate – making it easy to integrate seaweeds into everyday cooking with added nutrients and colours that pop on your plate.
How to Use Manuka Smoked Atlantic Dulse Flakes
A red seaweed, Dulse (Palmaria palmata) is an excellent source of plant protein so makes a great choice for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone else looking to incorporate this ocean superfood into their diet.
Dulse also offers a good iodine levels so is a great natural supplement for thyroid health. If you are looking for ways to add extra micronutrients into your diet for optimal health, Atlantic Dulse makes a great addition to your every day meals. Try Manuka Smoked Dulse flakes in your pasta, fish, meat (try adding it to burger paties as a vegan bacon alternative), or vegetarian dishes, in savoury baking, soups or stews. This can be a hero product in a simple meal.
If you are curious and want to give it a try, start with our 25g jar and navigate towards our 80g refill box when you are certain its for you!
How we harvest, test our pack our Manuka Smoked Atlantic Dulse Flakes
Our dulse flakes are organically wild harvested, then dried naturally to preserve their dense nutritional value. The hot smoking process may impact some of this nutrient density, but this product is more of a “foodie” treat than a functional food. It will certainly be far preferable than any of chemically enhanced smoky seasonings available on the market.
Pacific Harvest specialises in seaweed, and has been trusted by the nutritional community since 2002. We test all our seaweed for contaminants in independent labs, before packing it by hand in our New Zealand facility.
As Dulse leaves are a wild harvested seaweed, we hand grade them in our food grade facility in Auckland before packing them into our bags. However, please do check for detritus before consuming.
We recently removed the zip lock from our 80g refill bags to reduce the amount of overall plastic in the bag. Please use the resealable sticker we provide to keep moisture out.
Recycling our 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! Please pop these 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.
- These are fully recyclable or reusable.
What is the white powder on Dulse flakes?
You may notice a white powder on your Dulse flakes – this is the result of the amino acid, glutamine, which naturally rises to the surface as the leaf dries. This what powder is not to be mistaken for mould. It is the very thing that gives Dulse its umami flavour.
Ingredients: Dulse (Palmaria palmata) seaweed 100%.
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