Wild Icelandic Kelp
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Wild Icelandic Kelp

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Harvested from the bottom of the frigid North Atlantic off the coast of Iceland, this wild oarweed kelp has a deep umami flavor and oceanic minerality, salty and briny. Perfect for adding depth, savoriness and body to soups, for finishing meat and seafood dishes or as a salt substitute. 

This kelp is dried and ground from wild Laminaria digitata kelp in a carbon-neutral facility powered by geothermal energy.

New York Magazine named our kelp one of their favorite salt alternatives. Chef Zoe Kana says: "I completely fell in love with it when I tasted it and it’s become a pantry item in our kitchen. We serve it with our bread course at Simon and the Whale on top of butter, it’s amazing. I take it home and I put it on popcorn it’s my go-to salt when I don’t need it to perform technically for me and I’m just looking for flavor."

Epicurious recommends topping your crudites with kelp flakes: "These kelp flakes are salty, mineral-tinged, and savory in that intriguing but also can’t-stop-eating-it way."

  • Origin: North Atlantic Ocean off Iceland
  • Process: Air dried, then ground
  • Ingredients: 100% wild kelp (Laminaria digitata)
  • Tasting notes: Oceanic Minerality • Brine • Funky Umami



Our wild Icelandic kelp is harvested by boat from the deep, cold water of Iceland’s Westfjords. The harvesting boats drop large scissor-like devices into the water to cut the tender, flavorful tops off the plants at a carefully calibrated depth that allows the kelp to regrow.  The clipped kelp is collected from the ocean in nets, and transported back to our partner’s geothermal facility where it is rinsed, dried and ground.

Per 100 grams (1 jar = 71 grams, 1 container = 567 grams )

 Calories  252 kcal
9.8 g
 - From fat 0 kcal
670 mg
8.3 g
468 mg
Total Carbs 51 g
220 mg
- Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
37 mg
-- Sugars
0 g
1.2 mg
Total Fat 0.6 g
400 mcg
- Saturated fat 0 g
50 mcg
Sodium 3.2 g
60 mcg
Potassium  8.3 g
560 mcg
Calcium  1.4 g
Vitamin C 
17 mg
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Fred B.
United States United States
Very Interesting

I enjoyed using this kelp. Just enough brine to keep it tasty.

Alexandra v.
United States United States
I use this on just about anything

I am trying to loose a few pounds, it‘s an everlasting thing in my life, since I love food.... I adore salt, but am trying to cut down on my consumption, and the Icelandic Kelp helps to facilitate this. It has a lovely taste, not overpowering, but by no means bland; quite different than anything I‘ve tasted before, just natural. I think my jar will be used up quickly.

Dave K.
United States United States
Beautiful smell

As someone who grew up around the oceans and been involved in multiple ocean sports the smell of this brings wonderful memories. It really smells of nice clean, salty ocean.

Ellen C.
United States United States

Delicate flavor. Fantastic on any food. I sprinkle over rice with a flask of soy sauce to really bring out the flavor. I also added to all my salads for fresh taste

Clark B.
United States United States
Spice Report

Savory and excellent quality