What are kelp powder and plain kelp seaweed seasonings?
Kelp Seasoning is a positive alternative to salt and other condiments because it provides a naturally salty taste with a better balance of minerals, as well as being the best source of iodine in nature.
Pacific Harvest’s Kelp Powder has a mild taste & a light colour and is a great addition to any food you wish to supplement with additional nutritional value. Our Kelp Granules look like cracked pepper & readily soften when exposed to moisture.
What are the health benefits of kelp seaweed seasonings?
Kelp Seasonings provide a low sodium, highly nutritious supplement to food they are added to. Kelp contains unique compounds that are being researched for their positive effects on degenerative diseases: Algins, Fucoidan, Laminarin, lignans and many anti-oxidants.
Kelp also has a tenderising effect on meats & beans when used before (rub & soaking) & during cooking. The enzymes in kelp work on the connective tissues between the meat fibres and break them down, thus making the meat more tender. Glutamic acid, an amino acid present in kelp, tenderizes beans and makes them more digestible.
How do I use kelp seasonings when cooking?
Kelp Powder is quite fine and can be used as a condiment and/or a supplement when baking or making smoothies. It adds depth of flavour to breads and pastries and is a great ingredient to use as a supplement in cereals.
Kelp Granules look like cracked pepper and can be used as seasonings &/or nutritional supplement in soups, stews and other simmering dishes. Kelp granules release their goodness during cooking, add flavour, tenderise and add texture to a gravy. With a naturally salty taste, rich iodine content, and a better balance of minerals than salt, Kelp granules can often be a positive alternative to salt in cooking.
Where are the ingredients in Kelp seasoning sourced from?
Our Kelp is wild-harvested sustainably from designated coastal areas in New Zealand and tested for contaminants. Pacific Harvest chose Ecklonia radiata (also called North Island Kelp), for its mild flavour and speckled colour. Our kelp comes from untouched areas of the North Island of New Zealand. It is harvested by hand from the wild, cleaned by hand, naturally dried and milled into powder and granules
Other ingredients are naturally derived, free from genetically modified ingredients.
Warning – cooking with Kelp seasonings.
Kelp is recognised for its iodine levels which are the highest of all sea vegetables, and is also an excellent source of trace minerals, vitamins and detoxifying fibre. Consume in moderate quantities to stay within the RDI for iodine.