About Just Seaweed
Just Seaweed is run by Iain Mckellar, one of the UK’s leading seaweed foragers. Just Seaweed have been harvesting and selling seaweeds since 2007 from the Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. We harvest natural, wild, edible sea vegetables and seaweed for consumption and spa bathing. Our fresh seaweed is carefully cut by hand, packaged then posted to customers all over the world from the UK to the USA.
Seaweeds are plants (marine algae) that live in seawater. They don't have roots and they feed from the water around them. Seaweeds are sometimes called kelp, sea vegetables, wrack, sea algae or marine algae. Just like some plants, most seaweeds have seasons. Kelp can grow at an unbelievable rate of 1 to 2 feet per day under the right conditions. Marine algae reproduce by giving off spores and some types can live for up to 20 years.
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. The British food regulation's are thought to be one of the best and safest in the world. Iain personally hand harvests all of the seaweed and kelp that Just Seaweed sell. Unlike some mechanically dredeged or rope-farmed seaweed, hand harvesting allows us to see whether the seaweed and kelp are ready for harvest. This means only the highest quality, edible seaweed is picked at exactly the right time and at the right season.
Fresh sea vegetables and kelp are some of the healthiest types of food available. Rich in vitamins A1, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D,E and K and Iodine, they contain (gram for gram) more iron than red meat and more calcium than cheese. Seaweeds are high in minerals and trace elements such as NA, K, CA, MG, ZN and FE.
Serrated Wrack used in a seaweed bath is a great way to keep your skin fresh and smooth. A spa seaweed bath can also help with certain health conditions such as under active thyroid, eczema, psoriasis. A relaxing seaweed spa bath is an experience everyone should experience.
Delivery info for Great Britain Europe and USA
We ship / post worldwide
postage is calculated for you at the checkout before you commit to buy.
postdays for fresh edible seaweed's are Mon - Wed.
next day delivery is next day after harvesting ,not ordering
Royal mail prices start at £2.60 for the first kilo / (10-20 bags) depending on parcel size.
we ship using Royal Mail first class and Royal mail airmail
sorry we cant send Fresh seaweeds via airmail (DRY SEAWEED,S AND KELP'S ONLY)
AIRMAIL MAX weight limet is (4 KILO ) per order.
We havent had any customs issues posting our Edible dry seaweed's to the EU, United States of America , Canada , Australia , Japan or New Zealand.
we ecxept via pay pal all currencys GBP, USD, EURO YEN,
currency exchange rate's are calculated by pay pal on the pay pal payment page .
We hope you enjoy the site!
Top Chefs & Restaurants
Our seaweed has been used by some of the top chefs in the best restaurants around the world including:
Tom Kitchen - The Kitchen, Edinburgh.
James Knappett - The Berkeley, 5 star hotel, Knightsbridge
Marcus Wareing - Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
Colin Buchan, Head Chef - Gordon Ramsay's York and Albany
Restaurant Sat Bains
The Artichoke Restaurant
Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles
Simon Rogan, L'Enclume
Blanch and Shock Food Design
Phil Vickery’s Island Hop, ITV1's This Morning
Clair Lara, winner of Masterchef the Professionals
St Stephen's Club, St James Park, Westminster
George McIvor, Master Chefs of Great Britain
Brian Turner, Ready Steady Cook
Jacqueline O'Donnell, STV The Hour
Alison Sykora, Slow Food Scotland
Relais & chateaux New york 2012
Relais & Chateaux London 2013
Gathering of the clans Banquet Edinburgh 2011