Whether you’re trying a new recipe or recreating a home-cooked meal you grew up with, finding ingredients that are authentic to a particular cuisine and traditionally prepared isn’t always easy. But Emerald Cove is making tradition more accessible than ever before. Offering organically sourced sea vegetables that are a staple in Japanese cooking, Emerald Cove conveniently brings you the flavors of these time-honored dishes in the cleanest, most mindfully produced way possible. Whether you’re adding kombu to a sauce or sprinkling toasted nori over sushi rice, you can rest assured that you are using ingredients that are free of pesticides, additives, or preservatives and are manufactured with the planet in mind.
The History of Emerald Cove
Emerald Cove is operated by Great Eastern Sun Trading Company, which started in 1981 with the Miso Master (the first American miso made using traditional Japanses techniques). It wasn’t long before Great Eastern Sun began importing more traditional Japanese foods that help support a natural foods diet. This includes Emerald Cove Organic Sea Vegetables, which offer ready-to-enjoy, traditional plant-based Asian ingredients produced without pesticides or herbicides.
Emerald Cove Company Mission
Great Eastern Sun (which includes Emerald Cove) has spent more than 33 years working in the natural food industry. But despite its long history of providing nourishing, organic products made using traditional Japanese methods, the company remains committed to the ideals upon which it was founded. Their mission is simple: to provide the highest quality natural and organic foods for the health of ourselves and our planet.
Benefits of Emerald Cove
Not only do Emerald Cove Sea Vegetables infuse every dish with traditional Asian flavor, but they are produced as environmentally responsibly as possible. All products are cultivated and/or collected in environmentally clean waters, using traditional methods of harvesting and processing. In order to preserve all the natural goodness and flavor of the plants, only the finest grades are selected for harvesting. In addition, absolutely no ingredient in Great Eastern Sun products comes from genetically modified or genetically engineered spores. No ingredients are irradiated, extracted using chemical solvents, grown using non-NOP approved fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides, or processed using artificial preservatives, artificial flavorings, or artificial colorings. All ingredients are grown on certified organic farms, processed and packaged in certified organic factories, and stored in certified organic warehouses prior to sale.
Top Emerald Cove Products
Keep your pantry stocked with these brand favorites.
Organic Pacific Toasted Sushi Nori
Grown in the coastal waters of China, these certified organic nori sheets are made from spores that are never treated with pesticides or herbicides. In fact, all potential pests are removed by hand.
Wakame spores are grown on nets that are hung between posts on the shallow ocean bottom in North China. The sea vegetable is often used in seaweed salads or sushi and is very beneficial in helping to maintain the acid and alkaline balance in the body.
Sun Dried Kombu
Often used in Japanese sauces and miso soup, this edible ocean plant delivers a briny saltiness to bases and is often used to soften beans and make them easier to digest. Plus, you can incorporate it into your meals right out of the bag.
Delicious Recipes Featuring Asian Flavors
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Nori Chicken Wrap with Sushi Rice
If you like hand rolls and burritos, you’re in for a treat! This genius recipe combines two of our favorite foods by rolling shredded chicken in an almond butter sauce and fluffy sushi rice in toasted nori seaweed.
Roasted Broccoli with Nori Salt
This isn’t your basic broccoli recipe. Instead, this jazzed up spin on everyone’s favorite side sprinkles stalks with coconut aminos, nori, and sesame before roasting them in the oven so they’re nice and tender.
Ginger Cod in Lemongrass Coconut Broth
Even though this dish delicately poaches wild-caught cod in coconut milk, the Southeast Asian recipe still packs quite a punch thanks to crushed red pepper flakes, lemongrass, lime, and jalapeño.