Recipes using kelp:
Umami flavouring for meat and fish dishes:
We test our kelp seasoning for contaminants in accordance with the ANZ Food Code. This kelp is harvested from the pristine waters of New Zealand’s north island, then dried and milled. It is hot smoked in the North Island.
Product of New Zealand.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Seal securely once opened – seaweeds are hygroscopic 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.
Wild harvested. Check for detritus.
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How to Use Kelp Seasoning
How to Use Kelp Powder?
Use as a seasoning, before, during or after cooking. Kelp adds body and salty, sweet umami flavour to soups, stews and gravies. Use it to replace regular table salt.
Kelp also contains enzymes which can soften the walls of meat and beans so makes an excellent ingredient in marinades to tenderise and add umami flavour. It is also said to ease flatulence!
You could also try our kelp powder, which is essentially the same as this kelp seasoning but milled into powder rather than granules.
Explore our range of naturally seasoned kelps – garlic, lemon and chilli if you are looking for novel and interesting seasoning ingredients which add wonderful nutrients and flavour to meals.
Check our recipe section for inspiration on using kelp powder in your food. We have a wide range of other products containing New Zealand harvested Kelp.
A word of warning: Kelp offers an insane amount of naturally occurring iodine. Please pay attention to the serving size suggestions on pack and consult a health care professional if you have concerns about your health or further questions about iodine. Each person’s iodine tolerance is unique.
Benefits of Kelp Seasoning?
Kelp is a brown seaweed and widely regarded as the best natural, most concentrated source of iodine – 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.
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.
In addition to iodine, Kelp offers a range of other nutrients (such as calcium and magnesium) and beneficial compounds including Alginates, fucoidan, laminarins and lignans.
Harvesting, testing, packing, recycling
How we harvest, test our pack our Kelp Seasoning
Our kelp is wild harvested from the pristine waters of the North island of New Zealand, then air dried naturally to preserve it’s dense nutritional value before being milled into a granules.
Pacific Harvest specialises in seaweed, and has been trusted by the nutritional community since 2002. We test all our kelp 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 refill bags to reduce the amount of overall plastic in the bag. Please use the resealable sticker we provide to keep moisture out. If you are purchasing the bulk kelp bags, please keep them sealed after you have opened them as they will atract atmospheric moisture and may become sticky.
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 the boxes into your worm farm, or in kerb side cardboard recycling.
The plastic pouch in the refill box and bulk bag 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.
The jar is reusable, or refillable. If you don’t have a need for it, please discard in your household recycling. Please read more on our packaging journey here.