The Story behind Kelp
Eating “sea vegetables” is not a new idea. The ancient Greeks and Romans ate kelp as a food source. And according to records in China, people have been eating various types of kelp there for more than 2,000 years! And It is still HUGE in Asia. Our friends in Japan, Korea and China consume it like crazy. The Japanese eat the most seaweed per capita. And they use more than 20 different species of it in their cooking, some of which they can trace back 1400 years! This formula features two North Atlantic it species. Oarweed (Luminaria digitata) grows primarily along the coasts of the United Kingdom, Iceland, France and parts of New England. This dark brown kelp is harvested on rocky shores during spring tides and grows up to 7 feet long. Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum) is a brown seaweed with small strap-like fronds and egg-shaped air bladders that help it float.