Iain personally hand harvests all of the seaweed and kelp's that Just Seaweed sell, hand harvesting allows us to see whether the seaweed 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 just seaweed products are from our own harvest we dont import seaweeds from other places and repackage as our own.
A Quick Guide To Our Healthy Edible Seaweed
Kelp seaweed's are packed with vitamins A,C,E,S,K,G,B12.
Seaweeds are also high in minerals and trace elements NA, K, CA, MG, ZN, FE.
some Sea vegetables are very high in protein Up to 30% of their dry weight and can contain 15 common amino acids
All our seawed is hand harvested to order here on the isle of bute scotland.
you can buy our range in three forms.
Fresh and wet. just like any other vegetable fresh is best, harvested to order direct from local waters simply washed in tap water then posted same day,
Dried whole leaf or ground. ideal for long shelf life hung dried in our work unit you can buy whole leaf or ground to a small grain just add to any meal as and when you like.
Three main types of sea-veg.
Brown kelps. Channeled wrack, ( Dulaman ) Sea sprigs, Bladder wrack , Egg wrack , Atlantic kelp ( kombu ) Sweet kelp. ( Royal kombu ).
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
Seaweed for spa baths
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 threw your skin as you relax in the bath.
The isle of bute used to have a seaweed bath house but it went out of fashion after the ww2 some bath houses in ireland still exist today.
Seaweed baths may also help with.
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland) check with GP.
Improve blood circulation.
Ease eczema and psoriasis.
Rejuvenating and toning.
Moisturizing the skin and help to release toxins from the body .
Contribute to weight loss.
Ease aches and pains.
Quality Food Standards
Just Seaweed works closely with the Scottish Food Standards Agency and Argyll and Bute Environmental Health Council. Iain Mckellar, founder of Just Seaweed is a registered primary food producer with Argyll council.
we use HACCP Food Safety Compliance and Certification. all our seaweeds are washed and dried in our work unit.
Our seaweed's are harvested from the same remote 2 mile stretch of shoreline with nothing around apart from a couple of farm houses and some moorland sheep,
Our seaweed's have been independently tested for heavy metals, pesticides. click here to see 2014 test results
also my harvesting area is adjacent to a stretch of coast line designated to shell fish growing, so the water quality is monitored by SEPA, see short youtube video of our harvesting shore at the bottom of this page .
Keep Traditional Seaweed Harvesting Alive.
My seaweed is harvested by hand from the rocks at low tide,
I do not dredge the seabed from boats nor farm seaweed by the ton from ropes,
My seaweed is dried on trays using time tested traditional methods, just clean air and skill.
i do not force dry my kelp using tumble dryers or ovens,
Seaweed harvesting is not just a living its a way of life.
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We ship Worldwide using FedEx.
Postage starts at £3.90 Royal Mail.
all orders are sent recorded delivery
we can ship our dry saeweeds anywhere in the world.
All bulk order shipped via FedEx world wide shipping
United States. Canada, Australia, Europe
UK and world wide shipping is calculated for you at the checkout just choose your country .
Be Safe Be Sure.
Is the seaweed from one location. Yes
Seaweed tested for heavy metals. Yes
Seaweed tested for pesticides Yes
Tap water quality tested. Yes
Sea water monitered by SEPA. Yes
HACCP Food Safety Compliance. Yes
Sustainable shore harvesting manegment plan. Yes
Some of our media
The Telegragh. Shore to be Tasty.
The scotsman. Seaweed cuisine on crest of a wave
The Guardian. Food monthly
The Herald. Every little kelps
ITV This morning. phil vickery island hop
Daily Record. Seaweed i can kelp
The Telegragh. What's green slimy and good for you.
Coast magazine. Slippery when wet.
The Herald. Sun spells wrack and ruin
The Daily Express
Sunday Telegragh A-Z unuisual ingredients
The sun. See the face you love light up with seaweed
Taste Of Scotland. seaweed a super food
Visit Sctland tourist board. local producers guide
The Daily mirror
Cbeebies Mr bloom Get set grow
BBC news scotland
BBC gavin hastings radio show
BBC radio macaulay and co
BBC the kitchin cafe.
Radio west midlands
Spotlight England Eating vegtables from the sea
Flavour First mag just seaweed