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 Sea Spaghetti seaweed grows naturally in the shape of a noodle. Sold dry, it’s totally unprocessed and it rehydrates to a mild flavour & ‘al dente’ texture. Sea Spaghetti is a prolific brown seaweed from the North Atlanti and the blades (seaweed leaves) look like long narrow whips in a shape reminiscent of noodles.
Once reconstituted, the texture of Sea Spaghetti seaweed is that of ‘al dente’ pasta. The colour may vary from dark brown, khaki to olive-green, depending on location, season and maturity of the plant..
Pacific Harvest Sea Spaghetti is currently imported from Brittany in France and is tested for contaminants.
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.
Sea Spaghetti: Is re-constituted and there are 2 methods: you can keep it raw by simply soaking the dried lengths for half an hour or more in tepid liquid or, if you are in a hurry or prefer it cooked, simply boil it for 10 minutes like you would pasta. Sea Spaghetti will expand 4-5 times its weight & size, and the colour may change from black to brown or olive green. The taste is very mild, a good start for the inexperienced palate and the texture is familiar too, similar to that of ‘al dente’ pasta.