That the seaweed is only sourced on clean shores.
That within a few hours it will be processed.
That the harvesters have the maximum respect for the marine environment.
That the packet of seaweed you buy is safe and healthy.
That the Labels are conforming.
That there is no possible contamination throughout the whole process .
That the processing and packaging Company is Registered with the Health Board.
Organic Irish Seaweed Atlantic Wakame (Alaria esculenta) certified Organic by Organic Trust Ltd is harvested along the west coast of Ireland, (Co. Donegal, Co. Galway), carefully monitored and immediately processed fresh or gently dried. All packages show the date and place of harvesting and full analysis.
The complex of vitamins and minerals all together make it a great ingredient for starting a healthy diet. High in calcium and magnesium, which keep the bones in good form.
The taste of this seaweed is very acceptable, being exempt of any fishy flavour. When cooked in sauces or soups it will be very difficult to distinguish this seaweed from any other green vegetable. An example recipe is included on the packet.
Why Organic Certified Seaweed?
To be certified as organic Seaweed has to be harvested and processed conforming to EU Regulations 834/2007 Reg 710/2009 (part of Reg 889/2008).
The Certification Body will guarantee the following
Algaran also guarantees with full documentation that their seaweed
Is Irish and Local.
It doesn't contain Heavy Metals (index of contamination).
Its processing temperatures never exceed 30 d.C.
It has been freshly harvested (date of harvest appears on the label).
REMEMBER! Non Organic Certified Seaweed ... might be polluted!
Typical analysis of Atlantic Wakame seaweed - Alaria esculenta
Vitamin C 100-500 ppm
Carothen 4-5 ppm
Retinol 0.7-0.8 ppm
Vitamin B2 0.3-1 ppm
Vitamin B3 5 ppm
Vitamin B6 0.1 ppm
Vitamin B12 <5 ppb
Calcium 11,670-12,900 ppm
Iodine 165-275 ppm
Iron 50-126 ppm
Magnesium 8.960 ppm
Manganese <1-14 ppm
Suitable for Vegetarians
Dried seaweed Alaria esculenta.