Seaweed is Rad!
If you can’t already tell, we love seaweed! One of the most common questions we get asked is “Why Seaweed?”, and we’re here to tell you it’s ‘cause seaweed is rad!
The benefits and uses of seaweed seem to be never ending. From food, to fertilizer, cosmetics, and biofuel- seaweed is what we like to call a super crop.
Most edible and useful seaweeds are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants- significantly more than the veggies we are consume every day- making them an incredible additive to food for both humans and animals, as well as an amazing cosmetic ingredient. And on top of that, they show antiviral, antiprotozoal, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.
What’s more, is that we quiet literally wouldn’t be here without them. As algae + seaweed grow, they release oxygen and sequester carbon. Algae in our oceans is responsible for 70% of the air we breath and they sequester 5x more carbon than land based plants. They’ve been doing this for the last 4.5 billion years. Because of their ability to use photosynthesis to grow, algae’s are what is known as primary producers meaning they make up the bottom of our ecosystem food chain.
We also take pride in the other ingredients we use and promise that when possible we source from local, USA owned businesses. We also work to find the most sustainable, eco-friendly options, always.