Kelp is proving to be a wide-ranging, sustainable win for food innovators.
12 Tides makes a puffed kelp chip snack, which is made with organic kelp that is sustainably grown at regenerative ocean farms in the United States.
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, the puffed kelp chip is available in sea salt, chili pepper and everything-flavored varieties.
Sea Tangle Noodle Company is selling a kelp-based alternative to wheat and rice noodles. The kelp noodles are formulated with three ingredients: kelp, sodium alginate, which is sodium salt extracted from brown seaweed, and water. To prepare the kelp noodles, consumers only need to rinse, but they can also be boiled or sauteed for hot dishes.
The pasta alternative comes in three varieties: regular kelp noodles, kelp noodles with green tea and kelp noodles with Kona berry.
Ocean’s Halo’s product portfolio includes kelp-based products ranging from sauces to noodle bowls.
The company’s line of kelp-based products features vegan fish sauce, stir-fry sauce, teriyaki sauce and spicy Korean BBQ sauce.
Also included in the kelp-based category are Oceans Halo’s broths, which range from no-chicken broth pods to pho broth. Ocean’s Halo also sells vegan big noodle bowls that feature the company’s kelp-based broths. The vegan bowls are available in beef, Thai coconut and chicken varieties.
Atlantic Sea Farms released Sea-Chi, its kelp-based kimchi. The kimchi includes a blend of raw kelp, Napa cabbage, daikon radish, salt, garlic, red pepper powder and scallions, as well as fish sauce, ginger and onions.
Maine Coast Sea Vegetables has a line of sea seasonings, featuring organic kelp granules.
The kelp granules can be used as salt alternative. While they taste salty, thanks to the potassium, magnesium and other mineral salts, they are low in sodium, according to the company. The shakers are available in regular and cayenne granules.
The Plant Based Seafood Co. launched its meat-free crab cakes, which include a dusting of kelp from Atlantic Sea Farms. Seasoned with traditional crab cake flavors like celery, onion and panko breadcrumbs for a classic flaky texture, the crab cake alternatives are non-GMO and free from soy, dairy, corn and palm oil.
Vegan company Blue Dot Kitchen released Seacharrones, a gluten-free kelp puff. Each 3-oz bag contains the dried equivalent of 1.5 oz of fresh seaweed. The Seacharrones are available in salt and pepper, spicy and umami varieties.
Ocean’s Balance debuted its line of kelp-based pasta sauces, which are also vegan and gluten-free with no added sugar. The pasta sauces are available in marinara and arrabbiata flavors.
Snacks from the Sea introduced Kelpie Chips, which are made from dashi seaweed that has been fried, then seasoned with flavors like chipotle, apple cinnamon and pizza.
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