Prices incl. VAT plus shipping costs
Not in stock
Stock: 0 units in stock
|Algae types:||Wakame, Dulse|
Arctic Ocean Greens is Simply Seaweed and really "simple" to use: just sprinkle on anything that needs a little extra flavour. Simply! Seaweed!
Arctic Ocean Greens by Lofoten Seaweed (previously Simply Seaweed)
Seaweed flakes: The purest Seaweed pleasure
Arctic Ocean Greens is nothing other than the purest Seaweed. Two types of it: namely butare, which translates as wing kelp, and ground lobe kelp, which is called søl in Nowegian. All these seaweeds are harvested by hand, carefully dried and then ground in the "factory", which is housed in a typical former fisherman's hut in the small village of Napp. Mixed according to a balanced ratio and packed in beautiful cardboard tins, the algae flakes then await their great culinary use.
The arctic flavour of Norway
Seaweed is known to grow in the sea. As a result, all seaweed varieties - in addition to the typical taste of each individual species - have a fine, salty basic flavour. So if you season a pesto, a tartar or a fish with the two-mix of Seaweed flakes, you can do so with a clear conscience. Because in this way you save a lot of salt that you would otherwise have needed for seasoning. And as we know, we eat too much salt too often anyway. Of course, what Arctic Ocean Greens also brings to every dish is the spicy umami flavour. Along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter, umami is the fifth flavour, which in short is described as full-bodied. The cause of this umami taste is the natural amino acid glutamine, which is present in a naturally high concentration in Seaweed.
Two women - one strong idea!
The paths of Norwegian Angelita Eriksen and New Zealander Tamara Singer crossed in Australia when the two were completing their physiotherapy training. Ten years of friendship, countless journeys and many adventures later, the two decided to settle in Angelita's hometown and realise their idea of a sustainable seaweed business there. The two were and are convinced that seaweed is a treasure lying dormant in the oceans, a hitherto untapped resource. Thanks to her Japanese mother, Tamara knew the many culinary uses of seaweed and algae as well as the variety of flavours of seaweed - from sweet to salty to truffled. The knowledge of the numerous positive properties of the underwater plants also encouraged the two power women in their business idea. Since May 2016, the two women and their helpers have been harvesting the wild sea plants off the coasts of the Lofoten Islands, drying it and processing it into a wide variety of products: with Norwegian sea salt, in chocolate or even in soap. But of course Lofoten Seaweed is also available pure and unadulterated - it simply tastes like the sea...
In 2016 the two friendly women Angelita Eriksen and Tamara Singer founded their startup Lofoten Seaweed. Their idea was to exploit the untapped potential of seaweed, which grows wild off the coasts of Lofoten - raw in its dried state and finely ground in culinary combinations with sea salt, chocolate and pasta, but also as an ingredient in beauty products.
Tamara & Angelita: The two founders
Angelita was born in a small fishing village in Lofoten. Where her father was already a fisherman. Thanks to him, she knows the Arctic waters and coasts off Lofoten like the back of her hand. In New Zealand, at the other end of the world, Tamara's Japanese mother had algae and seaweed on her menu almost every day. A physiotherapy education in Australia, ten years of friendship and numerous journeys later, the two women developed their seaweed products - from the perfect interplay of Angelita's knowledge of the sea and Tamara's know-how of Japanese algae cuisine.
From Seaweed to Superfood
All underwater plants are wild-harvested by Tamara and Angelita. They are harvested directly by hand where they grow wild in the rough, crystal clear waters off the north Norwegian coast of Lofoten. Each individual leaf is then carefully checked and sorted again in the "factory". Only then are seaweed and algae - depending on the species between 12 and 48 hours - dried in a specially developed drying room.
The products of Lofoten Seaweed
Lofoten Seaweed's range is based on the various algae and seaweed varieties in their original, dried form. Finely ground, the product Simply Seaweed contains an exciting four-pack mix of Arctic Nori, Dulse, Sugar Kelp and Winged Kelp. Particularly popular because how to use salt are the various salt products that are flavored with seaweed: There is the Truffle Seaweed Salt, which gets a surprising truffle taste from the fine Trøffeltang. Taresalt, which is mixed with dried and ground Winged Kelp and Sugar Kelp. The salt called Lofoten Umami delivers what it promises: Umami - that hearty, full-bodied, fifth taste. The basis for this is the finest Norwegian sea salt, which is mixed with dried, ground Sugar Kelp, Arctic Nori, Winged Kelp and Dulse as well as flakes from the Lofoten stockfish. Sesame, sugar and vinegar are added. The Seaweed Pasta is a must for every pasta fan. In addition to the salty specialities, the Lofoten Seaweed range also includes two chocolates: A white chocolate with raspberries and Dulse and a dark chocolate with Sugar Kelp. A salty-sweet highlight! Last but not least: The Lofoten Seaweed Soap, which is made from 100% organic ingredients from Norway by the manufacturer "Arctic Origins", which is also based in Lofoten in the city of Harstad.
|Production:||Sustainably harvested in arctic Norway|
|Nutrition information:||vegan, full of vitamins and minerals, 100 % natural|
|Algae types:||Wakame, Dulse|
|Iodine:||Natural source of iodine, 49 mg pro 100 g|
Per 100 g
|Energy (kJ)||861,000 kj||Energy (kCal)||198,000 Kcal||Fats||2,200 g||Carbohydrates||17,000 g||Fibre||40,800 g||of which sugar||0,100 g||Proteins||10,100 g||Salt||3,500 g||Iodine||49,000 mg|
Per serving (3 g)
|Energy (kJ)||25,830 kj||Energy (kCal)||5,940 Kcal||Fats||0,070 g||Carbohydrates||0,510 g||Fibre||1,220 g||of which sugar||0,000 g||Proteins||0,300 g||Salt||0,110 g||Iodine||1,470 mg|
|Traces of shellfish||yes||Eggs||Nein||Gluten||Nein|
Winged Kelp (Alaria esculenta), Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima), Arctic Nori (Porphyra umbilicalis), Dulse (Palmaria palmata), free from additives, gluten-free, lactose-free. Storage: Store dry and closed.
Lofoten Seaweed Company AS