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Ribbon Kelp: 1 lb. Box of Seagrove Ribbon Kelp

Our ribbon kelp grows in sea kelp farms out in the cool waters off the coast of Alaska. This variety of giant kelp boasts a whole host of nutritional benefits for you and with the bonus of being a sustainably grown and harvested food product from our world's oceans. Kelp seaweed farmers grow this nutrient-dense superfood in its native environment.  

Using researched-backed farming practices, they provide you with kelp nutrition while at the same time supporting the native Alaskan waters with an environmentally net-positive seaweed that helps to combat climate change. 

What is Kelp: 

Kelp is a wild sea plant that grows in cool temperate seas in the Pacific Ocean. Ribbon kelp noodles grow up to 10 feet long and 1 foot wide. The seaweed kelp anchors itself to the ocean floor by a small root system called a holdfast. Ribbon kelp is an olive-brown color and turns a vibrate sea green when blanched. 

Our farming partners cultivate kelp seeds on their offshore farms until the plants are large enough to return to their native waters to fully mature. Kelp farming provides a natural environment for the kelp greenling and a place for other sea creatures to live while giving you all the sea kelp benefits of eating this sustainably grown food. 

The environmental benefits of kelp farming are vital to the future of climate change. Kelp farming is a zero-input farming practice. There is no need for pesticides, fertilizers, or freshwater input. Sustainable food practices of the future will include more zero-input food products such as kelp food. 

Why is Kelp Better for the Environment? 

Kelp is a fast-growing undersea plant that serves as a habitat and food source for many underwater creatures. Still, kelp helps absorb C02 from the atmosphere, leading to a decrease in greenhouse gases. Growing more kelp has a range of positive impacts on our world and the world of our precious sea creatures. Researching and implementing sustainable growing practices provides continued help for what eats kelp and what animals live in kelp. 

You can feel great about eating this delicious superfood! 

Health Benefits of Kelp: 

Kelp is one of the highest sources of natural iodine, which is vital for your thyroid health. Since many people have transitioned away from iodized table salt to more flavorful sea salts, iodine deficiencies tend to be more common than they used to be. 

Kelp supplements are high in: 

  • Vitamin B 12
  • Vitamin D
  • Iodine
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Other Seaweed vs. Kelp: 

Most seaweeds are nutrient-dense foods, but ribbon kelp is an excellent dietary choice for most anyone, especially someone looking to live a more pescatarian lifestyle. Seafood combined with kelp foods is a perfect way to boost your micronutrients! 

When it comes down to the kelp vs. seaweed debate, we aren't too partial. The deciding factor might be your options when it comes to cooking with and eating kelp. 

Unlike other seaweeds, you can use kelp as: 

  • An alternative to salad greens
  • An alternative to pastas
  • In stir-fries 
  • In soups
  • Ground down to kelp meal to season rice
  • Kelp powder for smoothies
  • Kelp iodine supplement

kelp supplement such as our ribbon kelp makes a great alternative to other leafy greens that get boring after a while. Adding ribbon kelp to your freezer can add some variety to your intake of greens while tasting delicious too! 

Kelp Recipes: 

When you order a 1lb box of ribbon kelp from Global Seafoods, your kelp arrives frozen at your door. You can use this kelp right out of the freezer in soups and stir-fries, or you can dehydrate your kelp ribbons for a tasty supplement or rice seasoning. 

You can prepare sea kelp for many kitchen applications by first blanching your kelp. Blanching improves the color and texture. If you are watching your salt intake, blanching also reduces the saltiness of your ribbon kelp. 

 Ordering Ribbon Kelp from Global Seafoods: 

When you order a box of ribbon kelp, your kelp arrives frozen at your door. You can cut the frozen blocks of kelp to your liking while still frozen. Use just a little of your kelp or -use a lot. It's up to you! 

We have perfected our shipping practices to bring you only the very best in frozen and fresh seafood and ocean supplements.  

You can order from the comfort of your living room, knowing that fresh, frozen, and fantastic seafood and ocean supplements will round out your food choices. Our goal is to make seafood and ocean supplements accessible to anyone, no matter where you live. Place an order today and start enjoying the best flavors our world's oceans have to offer! We follow a strict shipping schedule to ensure your delivery arrives quickly and safely.

For more information about our ordering and shipping schedules, please see our shipping page. 

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