Our kelps: Laminaria digitata, Saccharina latissima and Alaria esculanta are grown in a Marine Conservation area off the Rathlin coastline.
From starting off the kelp plants in our nursery to packing our fresh kelp products; it all takes place in our facility on Rathlin Island.
Our kelp is unique in that once we harvest it from our organic farm, the kelp is kept fresh, never dried. After blanching, to bring out its’ vibrant colour and remove unnecessary salt, we freeze it allowing for a 1 year shelf-life. Unlike dried seaweeds, our kelp keeps its al dente texture and isn’t salty; a completely unique culinary experience.
Our kelp products include noodle cut, tagliatelle cut, salad cut, minced and whole leaf. We also do a fabulous, award winning, kelp pesto with over 60% kelp!
See our recipe blog for more delicious culinary ideas.
Kelp grows organically, without any additives or fertilisers. It is a most environmentally sustainable vegetable with kelp forests providing important habitat for sea-life. As it grows, it extracts minerals from the sea to provide us with healthy levels of calcium, iron, small amounts of potassium, magnesium and sodium (our processed kelp has only .2 grams of salt per 100 grams of product). It is also a natural and safe source of iodine, being particularly good for those short of iodine and with thyroid problems.
Why Farm Kelp?
We believe that kelp will become a major food source for Europe as it is already in Asia. Currently, European based seaweed companies sustainably hand harvest; however we believe that kelp will become so popular the product will need to be farmed to keep up with the demand.
- Kelp grown on ropes has a finer texture than hand harvested kelp
- Our kelp farm creates a safe haven for sea-life and bird-life
- Farming ensures that we do not deplete our wild source of kelp
- Our farm needs no fertilisers or fresh water as soil based farms – our farm is good for the ocean!
Supply and Deliver
We supply restaurants, specialist deli’s and wholesalers. To order contact as at email@example.com.
Alaria esculenta is actually a sub arctic species of kelp, also known as wakame. Alaria is a prized kelp, with a fine texture perfect for salads.
Sold in a noodle cut, salad cut or whole leaf (cooked or raw).