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Know of good sources of sea vegetables?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 08, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I'd like to buy sea vegetables at a better price than the $50/pound that I'd have to pay if I bought those 2 ounce bags.

Googling a bit, I've found Maine Coast Sea Vegetables. I can buy a pound of kelp powder from them for $10 and dulse granules for $18.75 per pound. These are sustainably harvested and organic.

Any thoughts on their quality? Where do you buy your sea veggies in bulk?

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:31 PM

I was gonna say: "The ocean?"

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:25 PM

nice! i wish all grocers were like this :)

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on October 08, 2012
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sage, one of the nice things about working locally is that I know the owners quite well and they are honest about where their products come from. They even let me contact their distributor directly when I had a question about the "purification process".

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on October 08, 2012
at 02:38 PM

do they disclose where it was harvested?

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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I buy mine from a local asian grocery/hole-in-the-wall. They have roasted and raw seaweed, several different varieties.

Price per/lb varies depending on whether the roasted stuff is seasoned or the type of oil used on it but generally runs around $8/lbs. the raw stuff is usually in the $2-$5 /lbs range.

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on October 08, 2012
at 02:38 PM

do they disclose where it was harvested?

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

(10255)

on October 08, 2012
at 06:25 PM

nice! i wish all grocers were like this :)

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on October 08, 2012
at 03:08 PM

sage, one of the nice things about working locally is that I know the owners quite well and they are honest about where their products come from. They even let me contact their distributor directly when I had a question about the "purification process".

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on October 08, 2012
at 04:18 PM

Asian groceries!

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:31 PM

I was gonna say: "The ocean?"

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on October 08, 2012
at 06:12 PM

I like Emerald Cove Instant Pacific Sea Salad. There's a 6-pack on Amazon for $32 if you do subscribe and save. This package is $6 at Whole Foods and has 4 servings per pack. Each pack if you rehydrate all at once makes about 2 densely packed cups of seaweed. Fluffed out, a bit more, of course. (So it is $8/oz or $128/lb, technically)

Really good stuff, nice variety of seaweeds, and good flavor. I think it's a fair deal.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001216DA2/

They also have a 16oz monster bag for $74.

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