Rock Weed (dried whole)
Pepper Dulse (Fresh)
Sea Sprigs (milled)
£4.00 As low as: £3.00
Seaweed Bath Natural Raw
Seaweed Bath Dry
£10.00 As low as: £8.00
Atlantic Kelp ( flakes)
Sea Sprigs (Dry Whole)
£4.00 As low as: £3.50
Sweet Kelp (flakes)
Rock Weed (milled)
£4.00 As low as: £3.80
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 seaweed's since 2007 from the Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland. We harvest natural, wild, edible sea kelp 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.
Quick guide to our seaweed,s
RAW, Fresh seaweed This is seaweed cut direct from the sea water , washed then posted in its most natural form.
DRIED. seaweed whole leaf, this is seaweed cut from the sea then washed and air dried in our work unit ready for rehydrating at a later date.
MILLED, flake's, dried seaweed blended down into a grain or flake's ready to be used as an ingredient in cooking, please note this is not powder.
Brown weed.s are top of the healthy food chain. Brown seaweed's contain far more vitamins and minerals than any other food sources on the planet, brown weed's have a varying savory flavor also known as (umami) research has shown brown kelps help with weight loss
channel wrack, sea sprigs bladderwrack, rock weed spiral wrack sea oak atlantic kelp, sweet kelp kombu are all brown seaweed's and kelp's.
Red weed's have a medium range of vitamins and mineral content but have a more varied flavor. salty, fishy, Dulse, carrageen, pepper dulse, tandy, are all red seaweed's.
Green seaweed's are very low in mineral and vitamin's and are genuraly used as a lovely green colorful garnishwith a mild ocean flavor. Sea lettuce, sea grass, gutt weed sea garmon are all our green weed's.
Top selling seaweed's
Channel Wrack (Pelvetia canaliculata). sea sprig's, very simple to cook from fresh,brown kelp with a mild savory flavor, the milled and dry version makes a super healthy addition due to its mild flavor and high vitamin mineral content, by far the best all rounder.
Spiral wrack - Fucus spiralis. our chefs love this small brown seaweed, with a meaty leaf it's great for frying or as a side veg, Brown kelp, medium savory flavor.
Carrageen (Chondrus crispus) Irish moss a deep red seaweed, turning yellow in summer use as a sea veg or a thickener for milk pudding.
Bladder wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) supper high in iodine and minerals this brown milled kelp is a super healthy diet supplement.
Sugar kelp - (Saccharina latissima) brown sweet kelp contains natural sugars, used fresh for a Japanese stock or milled as a umani flavouring.very high in vitamins and minerals and trace elements.
Oarweed (Laminaria digitata) kombu same as above but with a deeper savoury flavor be warned this fresh kelp needs a lot of cooking.
sea garmon Gut weed - Ulva intestinalis, this simple green seaweed will add a nice colour to any dish mild ocean flavor.
Sea Lettuce (Ulva lactuca) thin green seaweed with a fishy flavor low in vitamin and minerals .
Dulse (Palmaria palmata) this red seaweed is popular in Ireland, it has an aquired taste very salty / fishy, be warned you will either love or hate it, use in soups,
Sea Oak (Halidrys siliquosa) this large brown seaweed has a lovely woody aroma used milled in dishes or fresh whole as a BBQ fuel for a smoked woody flavor
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.
Organic certification, There are a number Certification and trade Bodys that will take money in exchange for a certificate, our view is British food standards are the best in the world and as we meet food regulations then there is no need to give these people our hard earned cash.
Iain personally hand harvests all of the seaweed and kelp that Just Seaweed sell, 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.
Be safe Be aware theres cowboys out there
You may find seaweed for sale on the web/ Ebay claiming to be harvested from cristal clear water,s of a country or county this may be correct but every beach around the uk is different, IF POLLUTION IS IN THE WATER THE SEAWEED WILL ABSORB IT this polution could be from nearby towns villages, pestcides from farm land, intensive farming cattle pigs, sewage outlets, shipping near harbours, i doubt if there is a country or county that has a complete shore line free from some kind of pollution.
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,
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, (lucky me) see short youtube video of our harvesting shore at the bottom of this page .
Hand harvesting , seaweed is cut by hand.
wild harvested , seaweed is harvested in the wild (The Sea)
Harvested in a sustainable way, this could mean anything, Dredging tonnes at a time by boat , farming seaweed inland in big tanks.can all be called sustainable. usually very cheap bulk dried seaweed from abroad.
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