Kelp is classified as a Brown Algae, the seaweed group that generally boast the highest iodine content. Pacific Harvest prepares a range of exquisite kelp condiments designed to enhance both wellbeing and cooking experience. Very little salt (if any) is required when using them. The mineral concentration is such that Kelp tastes salty naturally, with a lot less sodium than salt. Smoked Kelp Seasoning is made of 100% kelp granules smoked in a traditional smoker using the wood from NZ’s native Manuka tree, giving it a delicate smoky flavour and a nutty brown colour.
Because of its very high concentration in iodine and its leathery texture, Kelp does very well prepared as a seasoning. The grind is small enough to become tender when exposed to moisture from other food ingredients and it's easy to monitor the very small quantities required to meet RDI (recommended daily intake).
Kelp is wild-harvested sustainably from designated coastal areas in New Zealand and tested for contaminants.