Pacific Harvest is New Zealand's number one producer of the most popular seaweeds from NZ and worldwide. Seaweeds are prized for their health-giving properties & their culinary versatility. Pacific Harvest plants are largely unprocessed and tested for contaminants.
Pacific Harvest is an innovative producer of fine edible seaweed products in New Zealand. They offer an extensive range of seaweeds indigenous to NZ and other oceans around the world. Their passion for seaweed has them focus equally on producing high quality products that are easy to use and preserving their outstanding health properties. Their product range cover a wide variety of applications, from seasoning to garnish, soup & salads and even ingredients for dessert. Most seaweeds are wild harvested & dried naturally to preserve all the nutrients. Seaweeds keep a long time dried, without need for preservative. Unlike land plants, they will re-hydrate to their original colour & texture, expanding 5-10 times in the process. Largely unprocessed, they are tested for contaminants and cleaned / packed by hand.
Seaweeds have been prized for centuries for their superb nutrition. They are recognised as a nutritional powerhouse, providing all the essential elements necessary to good health. In particular, they are widely recognised for their iodine content, their fatty acid ratio favouring Omega 3 and the unique properties of their sulfated-polysaccharide fibers. Each plant provides a unique nutritional balance of these nutrients. Seaweeds are an important source of unique nutrients in the vegetarian diet as they contain elements otherwise mostly available in fish & meat.
Although they have been used as a staple by many coastal nations prior to the great wars, it is only recently that the Western World has re-discovered their culinary potential. Seaweeds come in a great variety of colours, textures & flavours and are easy to integrate in one's diet. They are prized by Chefs around the world for their Umami flavour, their visual appeal and versatility in the kitchen. A small amount suffices to take advantage of their nutritional value and the much sought-after Umami flavour.
Pacific Harvest Chilli Furikaki is a new twist on the Japanese condiment, Chilli Furikake combines 5 seaweeds to produce a nutritious condiment for a wide range of culinary applications. Furikake flakes are a tasty, flaky & colourful condiment combining seaweeds from different colour groups, sesame seeds & chilli/capsicum.
Furikake means 'seasoning' in Japanese. Pacific Harvest’s is formulated to preserve the idea of the traditional Japanese seasoning without the use of animal products, sugar or MSG.
This tasty, flaky & colourful condiment combines 5 seaweeds, sesame seeds & natural flavours to produce a nutritionally dense condiment with a wide range of culinary applications. It is vegan and combines the nutritional profiles of sea vegetables from different colour groups; it makes it easy to eat a variety of seaweeds with different benefits.
A good salt alternative for those trying to reduce sodium, Furikake has a salty taste with a fraction of the sodium in salt and a much better balance of other essential minerals.
Seaweed generally - and Kelp especially - are a rich source of natural iodine. Each specie has a unique level of iodine so please consult the label to determine serving size. In NZ the RDI (recommended daily intake) for iodine is 150mcg.
Consume in small quantities to stay within the RDI for iodine.
People with thyroid disorders or sensitivities to iodine should consult their health practitioner before consuming this product.
Chilli Furikake: Is used as a condiment or a garnish. It is perfect sprinkled on rice and noodles, an excellent seasoning to use during cooking for fish and poultry, and fantastic on root vegetables before roasting or after grilling & steaming. It also makes a wonderful statement on creamy soups and gives taste & colour to savoury baking, spreads (like hummus) & canapés.