- Certified Organic
- NZ Harvested
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All Valére Giant kelp is harvested fresh from living kelp forests. The kelp we harvest is called NZ Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). It grows abundantly in the cool sheltered waters around the South Island and is one of the fastest growing organisms on the planet. We harvest within 1m of the sea surface leaving the bulk of the plant to regrow and remain as shelter for living organisms. Harvesting Giant kelp is like the lawn mowing of the ocean - except the lawn grows back at up to 50cm a day!
After harvesting it is dried gently using air flow and dehumidification. During the drying process, temperatures never go above 30°C. This is to retain the natural flavour and nutrients. It is then simply crushed and sieved to two sizes – Fine & Powder.