Shop For Dried Edible Seaweeds
Explore our range of different types of dried edible seaweeds, available in different formats including seaweed powders, flakes, leaves, naturally flavoured seaweed seasonings, or you can search by colour (e.g brown, red or green seaweeds) or how they are harvested (wild or farmed in organically certified areas). Seaweeds make a wonderful addition to vegetarian snacks and provide a wide range of unique flavours in vegetarian seasonings.
In additional to pure seaweed products, you can also shop for a range of New Zealand natural sea salts. If you are interested in purchasing bulk dried seaweed plants, please contact us – bulk seaweeds are not available through our online store.
Natural Sea Salts
Our range of natural sea salts has New Zealand organic sea salt at it’s core. Seaweeds offer a naturally salty flavour with increased mineral content than table salt, so sea salts infused with seaweeds can complement low sodium diets– adding greater mineral content as well as natural, plant based umami flavours. Kelp Salt is a great alternative to normal table salt as it is naturally iodised with the kelp which has a high iodine content.
Think of seaweeds simply as sea vegetables – our oceans' plant food offering! Here you can buy a range of dried sea vegetables, sustainably harvested from the various areas they are grown in. There is a surprising range of flavour and texture to delight all your senses. Choose seaweed leaves, flakes, powder or seasoning to suit your needs.
Add seaweed powder to supplement your food naturally with the oceans’ superfood! If you are looking for a greens supplement or a vegan alternative to gelatine such as Agar agar powder, or NZ Sea Kelp powder seaweed powders can be sprinkled into almost anything and will provide a range of health benefits such as cleansing, neutralising, boosting nutrient intake.
Seaweed seasonings offer a gluten free, low sodium, dairy free and plant based option for adding amazing nutrients and flavour to food. Most commonly seaweed seasoning (furikake) is added to rice in Japanese recipes but the possibilities are endless with our range of seaweed seasonings which can be added before, during or after cooking. Browse our recipe section for inspiration.
Shop our range of edible red seaweeds like Nori (Karengo), Atlantic Dulse, Agar and Irish Moss. Red seaweds offer an excellent source of vegetarian protein, minerals, carbohydrates, anti-oxidants, enzymes and are generally high in dietary fibre. They are rich in Agar and carrageenan and have a positive potassium/sodium balance.
Green seaweeds grow closest to the shore-line in shallower waters and are most similar to land plants. They are rich in chlorophyl and offer a source of iron as well as iodine. Sea Lettuce makes a delicious, natural addition to meals for anyone suffering with anemia – use as a garnish or to add flavour and minerals during cooking.
Shop our range of edible brown seaweeds like Kelp, Wakame, Sea Spaghetti and Kombu. Brown seaweeds offer an excellent source of iodine and an array of other minerals and nutrients including calcium and magnesium. Brown seaweeds also contain special compounds - alginates, fucoidan, laminarin and lignans. There is a growing body of research on the remarkable health benefits from including a small amount of brown seaweed in food.
Wild Harvested Seaweeds
Wild harvested seaweeds have been grown without human intervention, in their natural environment. There are a number of options for how seaweeds may be wild harvested which you can read about here. Over the years Pacific Harvest has developed a network of harvesters who work sustainably and ethically. Our seaweeds are air dried and all tested for contaminants. A wild harvested seaweed may often have a richer flavour but can be less consistent as they grow in a less controlled environment.