We sustainably harvest New Zealand's richest kelp - Giant Kelp, to produce top quality organically certified dried kelp products.
Ocean Harvesting & Sustainable Management
The pure ocean waters of New Zealand flow through the throngs of Giant Kelp, providing nutrients to our fastest growing plant Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp).
This is a plant capable of growing in the high energy surf zone, battling the crashing waves and the ebb and flow of the tide - a truly fascinating story.
The journey starts with microscopic kelp spores floating around the ocean before attaching to a rock that enables them to soak up energy from the sun and grow skywards whilst feeding on the sea's natural bounty.
NZ Kelp is freshly hand gathered straight from the ocean. Nothing is added and only water is removed through air drying and gentle dehumidification. We don't de-nature our kelp's quality by fast drying.
Giant Kelp is now within the New Zealand quota Management system. Every piece of NZ Kelp can be traced back to the area it was harvested from.
Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) contains 29 trace elements, is a good source of iodine and has three times the potassium content compared to sodium.
Being very rich, only small amounts are required so just a little goes a long way compared with other kelp/seaweed varieties.
Being bathed in the ocean and simply dried after harvesting, NZ Kelp retains all the nutritional advantages from the goodness of the plant combined with natural sea water.
The NZ Kelp Retail and Wholesale product range