With sustainability being a big concern for millions of people around the world, it should come as no surprise that companies are cropping up to help snack smarter - and more sustainably. Akua makes delicious jerky from kelp, which is packed with vitamins and minerals, and is extremely eco-friendly to farm.
The History of Akua
Akua was founded on the idea of snacking better, in a way that actually has a positive impact on the planet and its oceans.
With a farm in the ocean and a seasonal approach to harvesting, the company is committed to creating a better way to enjoy exciting flavors without the negative impact other jerky products may have on the environment.
Akua Company Mission
All Akua products are made from ocean-farmed kelp that requires no freshwater, fertilizer, feed, or land to grow. With that in mind, these treats are about as sustainable as snacking gets.
Sourced from a number of totally regenerative kelp farms along the coast of the Northeastern U.S., every sea green the company uses in its products is of the highest quality and packed with nutrients to improve your health.
Benefits of Akua
Eating seaweed products can be a great idea all on its own, but with Akua's offerings, you get a number of other benefits as well, including:
- Vegetarian- and vegan-friendly
- High in fiber
- Nut and soy-free
- Recyclable packaging
Top Akua Products
Akua makes kelp jerkies in a number of different flavors, including the following available through Thrive Market:
Kelp Jerky - Sesame & Nori Sea Salt
With the great taste of kelp, shiitake mushrooms, and traditional Asian flavors, you'll want to enjoy this jerky time and again. Loaded with iron, potassium, calcium, fiber, and more, the reasons to love this jerky go beyond taste alone.
Kelp Jerky - Spicy Thai & Spirulina
To spice up your kelp jerky, try this exciting flavor. Made with Thai spices, earthy turmeric, and increasingly popular spirulina, you won't be able to put this snack down.
Kelp Jerky - Rosemary & Maple Barbecue
Everyone already loves that smoky barbecue flavor, so why not enjoy it with some healthy kelp jerky, too? Loaded with all the spices associated with barbecue - paprika, chili, garlic, chipotle, and more - this is a delicious snack for any occasion.
Learn More About Snacking with Seaweed
Want to know more about why kelp and other sea greens make the perfect snack? Check out our various blog posts on the subject and find out why you might want to stock up on seaweed:
Is Eating Seaweed Actually Good for You?
People may just hear the word "seaweed" and become skeptical, but the produce packs a nutritious punch. Learn more about why it's so healthy, and set yourself on a course to better snacking habits.
Using Seaweed as a Meat Substitute
Since they have so many vitamins and minerals in every bite, sea greens are actually a great meat substitute in certain situations. If you need a little more information before diving into using it in some of your favorite recipes, we have you covered.
Don't Just Stop at Seaweed
Kelp and other seaweed products are great for a lot of reasons, including how sustainable they are to farm. However, there are plenty of other vegetables that grow in the ocean which also provide some serious nutritional value, and we have a complete guide here.