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Just Seaweed is your one-stop shop for all things seaweed.

Founded by Iain McKellar since 2007, the business sells hand-harvested seaweed. Our range of seaweed is harvested from the Isle of Bute on the west coast of Scotland; a location known for high-quality sea waters.

The seaweed is separated from the rocks when the tide is low. Iain uses hand harvesting because it maintains the original quality of the kelp. Harvested at the right time and during the right season, guarantees high-quality seaweed and kelp products.

Why Seaweed Products?

Seaweed and kelp products are not just refreshing but have multiple health benefits. Rich in vitamin A, C, E, S, K, G, and B12. They are also saturated in essential minerals such as sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, iodine, potassium, and calcium.

Nowadays, we are living highly undisciplined lives. Poor routines include poor eating and sleeping habits along with exposure to an unhealthy environment. As a result, we have developed many premature health issues and are vulnerable to multiple illnesses.

What could be better than using the nature’s gift to us? Seaweed and kelp contain the freshness of the sea while offering multiple health resolutions. Moreover, you can use seaweed in creative ways. Whether you want to “Eat the Shore”, “Drink the Shore” or “Absorb the Shore”, the options are endless.

Pamper your body with the richness of Just Seaweed’s special healthy products.

 How to Use Seaweed Products?

You will be surprised how creatively you can use Just Seaweed’s products. Whether you use the seaweed for eating, drinking or applying to the body, you are sure to enjoy great health benefits.

Eat the Shore

Try our “Eat the Shore” products to enjoy edible seaweed and kelp. Both fresh and dry products are available. Use in multiple recipes like kelp noodles, steamed seaweed, dashi stock, chicken stuffing, and more.

Drink the Shore

You can make some delicious drinks with Iain’s blends of seaweed and kelp teas. Give yourself the pampering you deserve with these aromatic and healthy teas. These teas can help you control blood pressure and increase blood iron levels, stimulate an underactive thyroid, help with weight loss, reduce fat, build body muscle, enhance your sex drive, while providing anti-inflammatory properties.

Absorb the Shore

Instead of diving into the sea to experience the freshness, Just Seaweed’s “Absorb the Shore” bath soaks and body wraps will refresh you immensely. Ian used serrated rack seaweed that has well-known benefits for the skin and can ease bodily aches and pains. You can buy the fresh or dry seaweed, . Having a relaxing bath in seaweed or applying the solution to your skin can help soothe psoriasis and eczema, improve blood circulation, rejuvenate, tone, and moisturize some reports say it also can help decrease the appearance of cellulite.


Why Just Seaweed?

Iain has put his heart and soul into harvesting the best seaweed. Each seaweed is produced on the same shore and tested for heavy metals and pesticides. A safe harvesting plan is established to ensure that clients can enjoy the real benefits and seaweed species can be protected by preventing over-harvesting. Just Seaweed also offers great prices for all the products. Get your favorite seaweed products today!



 Q. I have never tried seaweed before, which one should I try first?

 A. Channel wrack, (sea sprigs), it's the easiest to cook and prepare and has a mild flavour.its a brown seaweed thats changes to green when cooked.

Q I want to lose weight which saweed is best ?

A.  seaweed is a super food but its not a silver bullet adding seaweeds like Bladderwrack kombu and nori to your diet can help with weight lose these seaweeds when fresh ,have nearly all the vitamin minerals and trace elements the body needs.

Q. iv been told seaweed is a good source of iron  ?

A. most brown and red seaweeds contain a good amount of iron 

Q. i have a underactive Thyriod (Hypothyroidism) can seaweed help ?

A. yes seaweed, especially Bladderwrack, kombu, sweet kombu are high in iodine which is proven to stimulate the thyriod gland  

 Q. Is the seaweed harvested from clean, unpolluted water?

 A  Yes, our seaweeds are harvested from tested and monitored waters within a shell-fishing area. We only use one stretch of shore on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. 

 Q  Do seaweeds taste fishy?

 A  Some green and red seaweeds taste fishy, brown kelps, wracks and kombus do not.

 Q  What is Umami ?

 A  Umami is the fifth sense of taste on the tongue.

1 Sweet

2 Sour

3 Salty

4 Bitter

5 Umami (savory)

Kelp has a much higher Umami flavouring ability than other sources, eg,  beanito, shitake mushrooms and tomatoes.


 Q  Which is best Fresh or Dried ?

  A  It all depends on what you want to use it for. If you want a side veg or you are making soup then you should use fresh, but if you are looking for a flavouring umami or healthy additive then try dry seaweeds.

The drying process changes the flavour of the seaweed but loses some vitamin and mineral content. If you are looking for a healthy ingredient then fresh or dry - they are both worth trying. 

 Q.  Can you eat seaweed raw? 

 A  No. We do not sell fresh seaweed for eating raw, it is supplied for cooking because sea water will contain naturally growing bacteria and coli-forms - this is not pollution, it's just natural in UK and Irish waters. Food standards have to be met and we do not advise people to eat fresh or dry seaweed raw. 

You need to be sure you wash and cook your fresh and dry seaweeds over 72 degrees. 

 Q  How do I store seaweed?

 A  Keep fresh seaweeds in the fridge and dry seaweeds in a dark, dry store - it tells you on the label.

 Q.  How long will fresh seaweed keep before it goes off ?

 A   Fresh seaweed will keep from between 1-2 weeks depending on the type of seaweed, this is clearly marked on the label.

 Q How will my seaweed arrive ?

 A  We post seaweeds via Royal Mail. You can use first class or next day delivery if you wish - but don't worry, seaweeds can live for days or even weeks out of sea water with no ill-effects. Remember next day delivery is the next day after posting, please allow time for harvesting.

 Q. Do you deliver to other countries outside the UK?

 A Yes, we post dry and milled seaweeds (not fresh) to anywhere in the world. You will be asked for your country at the checkout and postage will be calculated for you. Don't worry, you can cancel at any time before you buy.

  Q  Do you need a licence to commercially harvest seaweed ?

 A  No. But we have a permit from the Crown Estate to harvest seaweeds below the low tide line. Seaweeds harvested above the low tide line can be harvested with the permission of  local government and land owners subject to food standard testing and registration.

 Q.  Is your seaweed farmed ?

 A . No. All our seaweeds grow naturally on the rocks on our shore .

Q.  Do you dive from boats to harvest seaweed ?

A.  No, i consider this practice Dangerous as seaweed grows on rocks near the shore, there is no need to dive for it, you just wait for a lower tide

this parctice should be band, safety before profit its just greed

some major supermarkets are selling free dived seaweed.

 Q.  Do you mechanically harvest your seaweed?

 A.  No. We do not use any dredging boats or machines to harvest our seaweeds. The process is completed by hand using a small knife and a bucket.

 Q. How do you dry your seaweeds ?

 A. Our seaweeds are dried on ropes and trays in our work unit. We can no longer dry seaweeds on the shore due to danger of contaminaton, We don't use drying machines, tumble driers or ovens, we just repeatedly hand turn the seaweed in the natural air until it is dry.