Maine Coast Sea Vegetables
While many organic food brands are focused on harvesting nutrient-rich foods on land, Maine Coast Sea Vegetables has turned its attention to the ocean for healthy, nourishing food that’s packed with flavor. For nearly 50 years, this Certified Organic brand has successfully reinvented an ancient food source and shaken up a traditional approach to seasoning. Instead of salt-laden products and sauces, sea vegetables are low-sodium and brimming with good-for-you vitamins and minerals. Plus, they can be included in just about any dish from salads to soups to stir-fry dishes and more. Best of all, the brand manages to grow and manufacture each of its products sustainably, ensuring that the ocean’s complex marine ecosystems are respected and undisturbed. Learn more about how Maine Coast Sea Vegetables is rocking the boat when it comes to adding big flavor.
The History of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables
Maine Coast Sea Vegetables got its start in 1971 in the kitchen of Linnette and Shep Erhart. The duo cooked up a pot of seaweed miso soup made with alaria fronds they had grown and harvested and soon realized they had a potential business on their hands. It wasn’t long before the brand grew from just two people to an expanding team of 40 who handle roughly 100,000 pounds of sea vegetables annually.
Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Company Mission
Maine Coast Sea Vegetables’ mission comes down to two distinct goals: to provide high-quality North Atlantic sea vegetables as user-friendly foods, supported by reliable information; and to build respectful, long-term relationships with our customers, suppliers, employees and the environment. The longstanding company pursues this mission with honesty, accountability, patience and care.
Benefits of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables
Maine Coast Sea Vegetables offers eight Certified Organic North Atlantic sea vegetables: alaria, dulse, kelp, laver, sea lettuce, irish moss, rockweed, and bladderwrack. Each vegetable is harvested directly from their beds at low tides, dried at low temperatures by sun, wood, or forced hot air (some are milled) and then packaged. The brand also imports well-tested organic nori sheets from China.
The earth-friendly brand works to encourage sustainable practices in harvesting, processing and merchandising — leaving more than it harvests, producing more than customers consume, and giving back more than it takes. Armed with a passion for sea vegetables and the nutrients they provide, the brand encourages customers to rediscover and enjoy this food source from the sea.
Top Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Products
Upgrade your spice cabinet with these brand must-haves.
Kelp Granules Shaker
Tired of bland dishes? Perk up your favorite recipes while getting a serving of potassium, magnesium, and other mineral salts with this nutrient-packed, Certified Organic, low-sodium kelp seasoning.
Whole Leaf Dulse
This whole leaf dulse is soft and tender, with a zesty flavor and a rich red color. Since it doesn't require any soaking or cooking, it can be enjoyed right out of the bag or added to soups, salads, or sandwiches.
Dulse Granules Shaker
Skip the salt and sprinkle this low-sodium sea vegetable seasoning on soups, salads, tofu, pasta, stir-fries, dressings, dips, sauces, and more. Each serving of dulse delivers iron, potassium, iodine, vitamin B6, riboflavin, and dietary fiber.
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Chicken and Sushi Rice Nori Wrap
Hand rolls meet burritos for this genius recipe, which combines two handheld favorites by rolling shredded chicken in an almond butter sauce, and fluffy sushi rice in toasted nori seaweed.
A New Way to Top Roasted Broccoli
Give traditional roasted broccoli a makeover with this tasty spin on the side dish, which drizzles broccoli stalks with coconut aminos, nori, and sesame before roasting them in the oven so they’re nice and tender.
Cod Poached in Lemongrass Coconut Broth
This flavor-packed, Southeast Asian dish poaches wild-caught cod in coconut milk and tickles the taste buds with a medley of crushed red pepper flakes, lemongrass, lime, and jalapeño.