Discover your Seaweed Soul
Seaweed: The Ocean's Superfood and the Key to Sustainable Living
A love affair with the sea and my horse's curious appetite......a loose rein, warm sunshine and piles of seaweed freshly washed ashore. My horse Montego leaned down and began eating from the freshest piles of green and brown slippery ribbons of kelp that afternoon on January 2nd, 2011. My adventurous outlook and being somewhat hungry, I reached for a fresh taste as well. Clean, green and very exciting - this began my journey.
With a few mis-timed waves my Seaweed expedition began. My pursuit of study for the vast species of Marine Algae took me along our central California coast and on to Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida and Hawaii to learn everything I could about farming and wild harvesting seaweed, and all of the many uses and benefits of these amazing sea vegetables. Returning to the California Coast I bought my first boat, made every mistake including forgetting to put the plug in and mis-wired batteries, I learned the hard way.
Once out on the water, a few more mis-adventures including returning from a harvest with a broken propellor and paddling my boat back while reaching out across the bow of my boat to gain distance from the out-going tide with only a large whale beside me for company, he didn’t offer a tow when asked. I figured it was a message from the earth to keep paddling. A broken steering cable and high seas and a rescue..Then once smug in my larger vessel I decided I was so far out in the ocean I could harvest seaweed naked. Yes, a bit of sunbathing..until my sundress got swept up by some wind as I watched it slowly and every so gracefully twirl into the deep blue abyss..naked..yes..naked, then it hit me..omg..I’m naked…I have to get back to shore..naked..PDF’s (life jacket) actually cover quite a bit of me…so lucky.. The mishaps were all worth what was awaiting me. Harvesting became an incredible commune-with-nature experience of perfect peace, Great egrets and Blue Herons share the sea air just a few feet away, whales, seals and dolphins kept a calm curious eye on my movements, crabs and small fish calmly made their way around my harvesting in a welcoming manner complete with the knowledge that I was exactly where I should be, and apart of my environment and eco-system. This method of harvesting included leaving behind the reproductive spores on fronds meant for others. It was my community garden. I tended it lovingly. Always leaving behind holdfasts, and any hitchhikers on the seaweed with careful steps as I entered and exited the tidepools and kelp beds. Once I returned home, milling, steaming and chopping became the norm in my kitchen as I experimented with all of the varieties of seaweed I had collected. Noodles, balms, cookies, baths..I tried everything! It would be difficult to find a more perfect food for our planet than Seaweed. Good for us, good for our soil, good for ALL LIVING Things.
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Today I want to share with you the outstanding health benefits of eating Seaweed in my very tasty Sea Biscuits! Enjoy the savory sweet flavors of Organic Nori with your best friend, or enjoy it all for yourself.
Our mission is to inspire and produce Seaweed Products using sustainable wild harvesting and organic farming methods while educating consumers about the significance of Kelp forests for our environment. We prioritize creating products with high protein, low sugar, and high fiber, along with the highest levels of Omega 3's, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron. Our goal is to promote a culture of ocean awareness, responsibility, and stewardship.
Low Environmental Impact
Seaweed farming has a low environmental impact as it does not require the use of pesticides, herbicides, or antibiotics. It also has a low carbon footprint as it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it grows.
Seaweed is a renewable resource and can be harvested in a sustainable manner. It does not require land, freshwater, or fertilizer to grow, making it an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional protein sources.
Seaweed has a high yield, with some species able to produce up to 30 times more protein per acre than soybeans, and up to 100 times more than beef.
Seaweed is rich in nutrients, including protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a healthy and sustainable source of protein.