Wild Icelandic Kelp
Wild Icelandic Kelp
Wild Icelandic Kelp
Wild Icelandic Kelp - Burlap & Barrel Single Origin Spices

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.

Please note that kelp naturally contains iodine, arsenic and other minerals. Based on FDA recommendations for daily intake, we suggest consuming no more than a pinch (1/10th of a teaspoon) per person per day. 

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. Click here to see where our kelp is harvested!

Note: the maximum daily recommended serving of our kelp (based on FDA recommended limits on daily iodine consumption limits) is about 1 small pinch (about 1/10th of a teaspoon) per person per day.

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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Vineeta S.
United States United States
A wonderful surprise

The Icelandic Kelp is amazing as a finishing touch in soups and for salads. We also found it’s delicious in eggs and sprinkled over tomatoes. Beautiful packaging. Very impressed overall.

Justin B.
United States United States
Subtle and clean

I didn't know what to expect with this purchase. I am a long time fan of this company but wasn't sure how kelp would taste and had an idea that it would be strong in flavor. Happy to report that it is a clean and subtle ocean flavor. Mild and delicious. I used it in a sauerkraut recipe, outstanding

Steven V.
Canada Canada
Who knew

Skoll! Interesting and delicious, good on spuds and rice so far!

United States United States

I love them!!!! Cooked for the family and now my daughter is ordering!

Jill R.
United States United States

I rwadlly enjoy adding to my dinners. It was great in egg bites.

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