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 Dulse Leaves have traditionally been eaten dried as a snack. Roasted, they are crunchy and moreish!
Dulse is a North-Atlantic sea vegetable with a distinctive taste and a rich crimson colour
Atlantic Dulse is to the Irish people what Nori is to the Japanese; by some it is hailed as the next kale!
When you buy Dulse Leaves, they can be eaten straight out of the bag or easily made crunchy on low heat for a great nutritious snack
Part of the red seaweed group, the colour is of red wine, the texture soft & chewy and when it comes to seaweed in the diet
Dulse consumption as food is among the best documented historically (for seaweed) and is often considered one of the easiest varieties for seaweed beginners
Pacific Harvest Dulse is wild harvested in Ireland & 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.
Dulse Leaves: A chameleon in the kitchen, Dulse’s flavour changes with the method of preparation. Eaten on its own, Dulse possesses a slightly salty taste and a unique mouth feel. Fried or roasted, it takes on a smoky, bacon-like flavour and a brownish colour. Boiled or sautéed, it evokes a savoury fish dish.
Rinse Dulse leaves quickly with water to reduce saltiness and tenderise & pat dry for snadwiches, for example. The presence of glutamic acid (umami) balances flavours and acts as a natural flavour enhancer. Dulse leaves are lovely in sandwiches, soup, pesto or herb butters. They make healthy & nutritious chips crunched up on low heat with a bit of coconut oil! Dulse has been in the media recently, presented as the seaweed that tastes like bacon!