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Welcome to Just Seaweed

EDIBLE SEAWEED

Welcome to Just Seaweed

We sell the most comprehensive range of mail order seaweeds in the UK, Hand
harvested from tested waters, guaranteeing top quality organic seaweeds.

Natural Organic Skincare

We harvest kelp seaweeds for spa bathing. Taking a bath with seaweed isn't as
crazy as it sounds; it has been around for hundreds of years. The Greeks called it
Thalassotherapy Seaweed bathing can reduce arthritic aches and pains and ease
symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

Organic Quality

Food Standards and Organic Quality

We are a registered primary food producer with Argyll and Bute Council. We meet Scottish Food Standard Agency food health and hygiene regulations. We have applied the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) method for quality.

EDIBLE SEAWEED

Welcome to Just Seaweed

We sell the most comprehensive range of mail order seaweeds in the UK, Hand
harvested from tested waters, guaranteeing top quality organic seaweeds.

Natural Organic Skincare

We harvest kelp seaweeds for spa bathing. Taking a bath with seaweed isn't as
crazy as it sounds; it has been around for hundreds of years. The Greeks called it
Thalassotherapy Seaweed bathing can reduce arthritic aches and pains and ease
symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

Organic Quality

Food Standards and Organic Quality

We are a registered primary food producer with Argyll and Bute Council. We meet Scottish Food Standard Agency food health and hygiene regulations. We have applied the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) method for quality.


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HARVESTING KELP AND SEAWEED SINCE 2007

                                                                                     

Just Seaweed is a unique business run solely by Iain Mckellar.

Iain has been harvesting and selling seaweeds since 2007 from the Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. 

Due to the high quality of seaweed on the isle of Bute, his seaweed has been used  by chefs in top michelin star restaurantsall over the world.

The seaweed is carefully cut by hand from the rocks at low tide.

  Hand harvesting allows iain to ensure the seaweeds and kelp's are ready for harvesting, this means only the highest quality edible seaweed is picked at exactly the right time and at the right season.

all species are sustainably harvested from one location, cutting from one set shore allows him to test for heavy metals and pesticides.

  just seaweed implement a safe harvesting plan to monitor each species to prevent over harvesting.


 

A Quick Guide To My Healthy Edible Seaweed

Brown Kelp seaweeds are the new superfood packed with vitamins A, C, E, S, K, G and B12.

Seaweeds are also high in minerals and trace elements NA, K, CA, MG, ZN and FE.

Some sea vegetables are very high in protein - up to 30% of their dry weight and can contain 15 common amino acids.

You can buy our range in two forms.

Fresh and wet. Just like any other vegetable - Fresh is best, harvested to order  100-150g  packs

The most popular Fresh sea veg i sell is Sea sprigs (click here) chefs love it due to its texture , mild flavor and the fact it only needs boiling for 60 seconds.

Another really popular Fresh seaweed is Bladderwrack rock kelp this sea veg is best chopped and added to stir frys see rock kelp here


Dried whole leaf . Ideal for long shelf life 30 - 50g packs, air-dried in our work unit,

Dry seaweed has a more intence flavor and is usaly added  to stocks and stews as a ingredient

my most popular dryed seaweeds are kombu  and sweet kombu famous for there umami savory flavor.

Dry seaweed can also be used as a sea veg when rehighdrated in cold water, again the sea sprigs win the day with people coming back for more

Bladderwrack seaweed dry whole leaf is popular with people looking for a seaweed high in iron and iodine.

Three main types of sea-veg. 

Brown kelps.   Channeled wrack (Dulaman), Sea sprigs, Bladder wrack , Egg wrack, Atlantic kelp (kombu) Sweet kelp. (Royal kombu). like all food stuffs (Fresh is best)

Brown seaweeds all have a  umami flavor which is a Japanese word for savory  (うま味)  umami is the fifth taste after salt sweet sour and bitter.

Red purple. Dulse (Dilisk), Carrageen (Irish moss), purple laver (Nori), Tandy, mainly spring and summer.

Green. Sea lettuce, green Aonori, gutt weed (Sea grass) sea garmon

Trivia factoid. Brown seaweeds don't taste salty or fishy,


 

Seaweed for bath soaks

I harvest serrated wrack seaweed which has been used for generations for skin care and to ease aches and pains.

Thalassotherapy is simple you just place a bag of our fresh or dry serrated wrack into the bath add warm water the seaweed gives of a oil packed full of vitamins and minerals and trace elements your body then absorbs them through your skin as you relax in the bath.

You can buy our spa seaweed in two forms - fresh or dry. Fresh is the natural product harvested to order then posted same day.

Dry spa baths have been hung dried for a longer shelf life.

                                                                
                                       

 


 

 

we ship worldwide

Postage starts at £2.85 Royal Mail

Orders placed mon - thu will ship within 48hrs

Be Safe Be Sure.

Is the seaweed from one location.  
Seaweed tested for heavy metals.  
Seaweed tested for pesticides  
Safe harvesting conditions.  
Sea water monitored by SEPA  
HACCP Food Safety Compliance.  
Sustainable shore harvesting management plan.  
See our 2015 testing results here   
SEPA water report here  
 

Featured Video

 

Our Clean Harvesting Shore

How to cook Sea sprigs our biggest seller

Iain with chef Phil Vickery on ITV's This Morning

Iain with luke Nguyen on Sky food channel