The seaweeds in these furikake seaweed seasonings are tested for contaminants according to the ANZ Food Standards Code. All seaweed are ethically and sustainably sourced.
Blended & packed in New Zealand from imported and local ingredients.
Storage: Store furikake seasoning a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Please seal securely once opened to preserve freshness and keep moisture out as seaweeds are hygroscopic (they absorb moisture from the atmosphere around them).
Allergens: CONTAINS: Soy, Sesame. 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.
Our journey with our seaweed seasoning recipes…
A few years back, our original recipe contained a refined sugar – we removed the sugar following customer feedback and customers told us they did not like the result! Last year we ran a number of trials, experimented with stevia which did not work either. We finally settled on a new blend which contains a significantly smaller amount of sugar than the original recipe, and replaced the refined sugar with a raw sugar – just enough to carry the flavour. There is still a significantly less amount of sugar in our furikake than any other seaweed seasoning we have compared ourselves to. Thank you for your feedback which helps us to keep improving our products.
How to use Seaweed Seasonings
How to use seaweed & sesame seasonings
Transform rice, roasted, blanched or raw vegetables, or try our seaweed & sesame seasonings in savoury baking. Sprinkle it on dips such as humus. Use as a garnish on pasta or noodles or stir fries, salads, poke bowls, fish or chicken, soups …. the options are endless.
Recipe Inspiration – Seaweed & Sesame Seasonings
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What are the health benefits of seaweed and sesame seasonings?
Our seasonings contain a blend of different seaweeds, as each seaweed offers unique micronutrients and flavours, in the same way that each land vegetable is unique from others. Our mouthwatering range has some natural seasoning added, all MSG free, gluten free and dairy free. Read more bout the seaweed rainbow here and why we suggest eating more than one type of seaweed.
If you are looking for a way to boost your nutrients, such as iodine, magnesium, calcium, as well as add new flavour and interest to your plate, seaweed seasoning is the way to go!
Rather than stopping what you currently do, simply ADD some seaweed seasoning with a sprinkle or pinch, before during or after cooking. 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.
This range is an excellent, healthier alternative to using salt as a seasoning on your food or in your cooking.
Harvesting, testing, packing, recycling
Harvesting, developing, testing and packaging our Seaweed & Sesame seasoning range
Our seaweed & Sesame seasoning range contains seaweeds which have been sustainably harvested from various places (because different seaweeds grow in different places, just as land vegetables do!). All the seaweeds have been air dried to preserve their dense nutritional value.
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, blend them with other natural ingredients, then pack them by hand in our food grade facility in Auckland.
We recently removed the zip lock from our refill bags in order to reduce the amount of overall plastic in the bag. Please use the resealable sticker we provide to keep moisture out.
Recycling the packaging of our seaweed & Sesame seasoning range
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 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.
The 50g jars can all be reused or recycled through your normal home recycling scheme.