We are so excited to add this latest offering to our Friends of Mount Zero range. This product aligns with our goals of sustainability, nutrition and a darn good taste! Southern Seagreens is the coming together of three friends with a shared love for the sea. By combining their skills, they realised they could work with the sun and sea and learn to farm native seaweed in Victorian coastal waters.
In their own words:
"Our primary aim is to grow the most sustainable food possible. With the planet on track to host near 10 billion humans by 2050, we need to find smarter and more sustainable ways to produce nutritious food and get it to market. Seaweed requires no soil, fresh water or fertilisers. It’s a zero input crop and it's packed with protein and important nutrients for human health. It also improves the marine eco-system as it grows.
Hand-harvested Australian Wakame.
Kelp is known as the superfood of the sea for good reason. It's packed with vitamins and minerals important for human health including iodine, magnesium, iron, calcium, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K.
Wakame has traditionally been eaten in salad or miso soup, but can be easily added to omelettes, fritters, pasta sauce, poke, almost anything really. You can flash fry some blades for a few seconds to make delicious umami chips that you can sprinkle over all sorts of dishes. Or hydrate desired amount in water for a few minutes where it will expand by about six times the volume. Then rinse and squeeze excess water out and chop up and add it to your other ingredients for baked or fried dishes.