Any easy way to start with seaweeds
Furikake Seaweed Seasoning
Furikake is a Japanese seaweed condiment which includes 5 different seaweeds in one, easy to use, product. Get a range of key nutrients available in seaweeds into your diet with one sprinkle. Our range is GM ingredient free. Sprinkle liberally on whatever your heart desires.
New Zealand Kelp
Adding kelp (sustainably harvested in New Zealand), seasoning to your food is a great way to reduce your sodium intake and boost your nutrient intake, because kelp is minerally rich (especially in iodine). Kelp will also tenderise beans and meat, reducing cooking time and helping to facilitate improved digestion.
Raw, Dry Seaweeds
We stock a wide selection of wild harvested and sustainably farmed seaweeds.
Wild harvested leaves & fronds
Alaria seaweed is closely related to Wakame and can be used in all the same ways Wakame is. Visit our recipe section for inspiration. The white powder you see on the surface of the leave is 'umami' the natural flavour of the seaweed which rises to the surface of the leaf as it dries and which gives recipes prepared with seaweed their wonderful flavour.
Kombu is the Japanese name for kelp and refers also to the method of preparation which dries kelp seaweed as a strip. Our Kombu is proudly harvested from the North Island of New Zealand and is very similar to the thinner variety of Japanese Kombu. We offer Kombu strips and leaves. Visit our recipe section for inspiration.
We are currently experiencing delays in sourcing Sea Chicory due to COVID related logistics challenges. Hope to be back in stock soon! Sea Chicory is well known seaweed in Asia, especially in Okinawa, Japan where it is called 'yanaginori'. Our Sea chicory is available in red and green colours and is sustainably harvested, dried naturally and tested for contaminants. Visit our recipe section for inspiration.
Sea lettuce (also known as Ulva) is bright green seaweed and is often seen on beaches or free floating on seawater . High in protein and an excellent source of iron, adding Sea Lettuce is a wonderful way to improve the nutritional content of what you are already eating! Just sprinkle flakes or chop leaves into your meals. This sea lettuce is sustainably harvested, dried naturally to preserve nutrients and tested for contaminants. Visit our recipe section for inspiration.
Sea Spaghetti's 'noodle-like' shape & mild taste makes it a seaweed favourite with the family - it's a great source of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc and easy to incorporate into meals. Sea spaghetti offers a good source of calcium, magnesium, zinc, iodine, Vitamin C and good Beta Carotene. Visit our recipe section for inspiration.
Sugar kelp is a sweet seaweed related to kelp, which contains mannitol, a natural sugar that lends a slight sweetness to the seaweed. Mannitol, is a natural sugar evidently not absorbed by the body so particularly helpful for those with diabetes. Both umami & mannitol can be seen as a fine white powder on the dried leaves as they age. Visit our recipe section for inspiration.
Wild Karengo can be enjoyed raw, roasted or as an anchovy substitute. It pairs beautifully with eggs, bread, fish, salads, chocolate and ginger. Our wild karengo is ethically harvested in South America, dried to preserve it's nutrients and tested for contaminants. We also offer a farmed karengo from Asia. Visit our recipe section for inspiration.
Sustainably farmed Seaweeds
Spirulina is not a seaweed, but an algae which grows in fresh or blackish water. Most Spirulina available today is cultivated with strict compliance rules to avoid contamination. We are currently out of stock of spirulina as we are in the process of transitioning to a new supplier. Apologies for any inconvenience. Visit our recipe section for inspiration.