Silky Sea Palm is one of our premium seaweeds, and rightly so! It is harvested in April and May from the juvenile Sea Palm plant. Since it is so small, we leave 2-3 inches of frond tip on each cut, gathering a decent amount to dry.
Hello Seaweed Lovers! We have been busily harvesting all 11 types of seaweeds to bring to you throughout the year, and I am taking a short breather to bring you a yummy and easy Fermented Sea Palm recipe, as well as 20% off any size Sea Palm for the month of July! Use Code: SEAPALM.
Come join the fun and take a seaside journey to the incredible, species-rich tide pools that fringe the Pacific Coast of Mendocino! You’ll learn to identify and harvest the bountiful sea vegetables that grow along our rocky shores: Nori, Sea Palm, Kombu, Wakame, Sea Lettuce, Bladderwrack, Sweet Kombu, and Ocean Ribbons!
Nori is the first harvest of the season. Nori, also known as Porphyra perforate or lanceolata, is a RED seaweed and only one cell wall thick! This means you get LOTS of nutrients riding on this wonderful seaweed… Nori is the highest of all seaweeds in protein (50% by weight) and high in iron and Vit. B12. Think about this…, since Nori is only one cell wall thick, you don’t want to wash the nutrients off of it- like you see in all the neatly packaged small nori snacks in the grocery store.
Sea Palm (Postelsia palmaeformis) is one of our most popular seaweeds growing only in the nutrient-rich waters of the Pacific Northwest. Sea Palm resembles tiny palm trees, therefore its name. It is a brown seaweed, meaning it is chock-full of live enzymes, trace minerals, vitamins, complex carbohydrates, and algae. Sea Palm is perfect for adding to any dish you cook, with its mild umami flavor. It is also a delicious snack on its own – right out of the bag.
Bladderwrack or Fucus distichus is one of the most popular sea vegetables growing along most coasts and has been used for centuries all over the world as medicine. The brown seaweed is the #1 superfood as far as iodine and polysaccharide content.
Wakame (Alaria marginata) on the west coast of California is a beautiful, magnificently abundant genus of marine algae. This nutritious, edible seaweed is considered a brown seaweed. The long, broad, gracefully flowing ribbons of Alaria cling to the rocks in the lower intertidal zones. The olive-green fronds grow to over 30 feet in length andContinue reading “Wakame – the Women’s Seaweed”
Hello from my cozy home in the redwoods. I love fall and the smells of scrumptious comfort foods, either cooking in the oven or simmering on the stovetop. One of my favorite dishes to make during the chilly season is beans! I love all kinds of beans (pinto, black, fava, black eyed peas, lima…). YouContinue reading “November Seaweed Nutrition Musings and Kombu Special!￼”
The first recipe we’d like to share is a much beloved snack by long-time Pacific coast residents, including many tribes and tribal communities whose ancestral territory stretches along the entire California coastline. Traditionally, wild-gathered nori was gathered and hand-formed into round “patties” (they look like palm-sized nests) and sun-dried outside on the ground. The thoroughlyContinue reading “A recipe using wild nori”