Ocean's Balance - Shiitake Seaweed Sprinkle - 1.7 oz. (48 g)
Ocean's Balance Seaweed Sprinkles are based on the Japanese rice seasoning furikake, which means "sprinkle over." Their all-natural Sprinkles are made of organic seaweed, sesame seeds, sugar and salt and come in 3 delicious flavors: Spicy (fiery cayenne pepper), Bonito (delicate, dried tuna flakes) and Shiitake (an earthy, meaty mushroom). Try some Sprinkle on top of avocado toast, grilled fish, tomato salad, polenta, rice (!), or roll them on sushi or goat cheese for an added salty/sweet flavor boost. Before you know it, you'll be adding them to everything. The Shiitake Sprinkles are perfect for Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo and Keto diets.
Enjoy Sprinkled Over Your Favorite Foods
3 Delicious Flavors
Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo and Keto
Seaweed: See Healthy
All of their products are made from seaweed grown in the Gulf of Maine, a body of water renowned for its nutrient-rich, cold waters, which make for ideal growing conditions. Maine is quickly becoming the largest seaweed producer of seaweeds in the United States.
Seaweed cultivation is a zero-input practice. It requires no arable land, no fertilizers, no extra food, and no fresh water. Growing seaweed ensures that the natural richness of the Maine coast is preserved, and that fresh water supplies are not diminished.
Protects the Ocean
Seaweed also acts as a natural filter for the ocean, absorbing the nutrients it needs to thrive, such as phosphorous and nitrogen. It also sequesters carbon as it grows, resulting in the crystal clear water for which Maine is famous.
Supports the Local Economy
Seaweed farming is an alternative means of income for coastal fishermen, who struggle with collapsed fish stocks and lean times during the winter. Seaweed processing represents employment opportunities for "new Mainers", the immigrant communities of Maine that represent the future of state's workforce, one of the oldest in the country.
The New Superfood
What makes a food “super”? If it delivers the maximum amount of nutrition with a minimum of calories. Seaweed is one of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet and also the most abundant source of minerals in the plant kingdom as it has access to all the nutrients in the ocean. It is considered especially beneficial for health and well-being. In addition to being a natural source of iodine, which is necessary for regulating metabolism, seaweed is also a natural source of magnesium, calcium, iron and essential vitamins such as C and K. Low in calories, carbohydrates and fat, it's also gluten free. What's not to love?
Women Take Note
Seaweed is especially high in calcium, with ten times more in content than milk. In addition to its rich iron and potassium content, it is also high in folate, from which folic acid is made. All of these minerals are important to maintaining a healthy body.
Mainesaves Water, Too
It might seem obvious to mention, but seaweed lives in the ocean, and needs no fresh water to grow. This is a crucial factor to consider as the planet is subjected to more frequent instances of fresh water shortages.