Plus, kelp’s accelerated growth rate naturally removes CO2 from the atmosphere.
In a recent interview with Inhabitat, Courtney Boyd Meyers explained the companies raison d’etre:
Is Kelp Good For You?
Kelp is well-known for its nutrional value.
According to Healthline, kelp is full of “nutrients that can benefit your health and possibly even prevent disease. Already a staple in many Asian cuisines, this type of sea algae is a natural source of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.“
Kelp Jerky is a near perfect vegan jerky snack. It’s bursting with vitamins, minerals, omegas, and antioxidants.
There are two additional but no less significant benefits of eating kelp.
1. It supports your body’s water absorbtion.
2. It’s chock-full of metabilism stimutlating iodine.
Nutritional Info: One bag of Kelp Jerky has 10g of protein, 10g of fiber, and over 100% of your daily needed intake of iodine, Vitamins B1 (1mg) and B2 (2mg) and 80% of your recommended iron intake (14mg). Kelp Jerky is also high in Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C.
The new Kelp Pasta from AKUA is a simple, delicious and nutritious vegan pasta option.
Just to be clear, kelp noodles aren’t really noodles. They may look like noodles but they don’t taste or feel like pasta. Add some sauce and vegetables and it will satisfy most noodle lovers. Plus, it’s super good for you!
The Kelp is ocean farmed right here in the US off the coast of Maine and Rhode Island.
It is sustainably farmed and is never wild harvested.
Kelp is gluten-free by nature and is free of all major allergens.
Nutritional Info:Serving Size: .2-.3oz (dried), Calories Per Serving: 15-20, Total Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0g, Sodium: 40g (2% DV), Total Carbohydrate: 3g (1% DV), Dietary Fiber: 1g (4% DV), Total Sugars: 0g, Protein: 0g
AKUA is clearly dedicated to collaborating with local ocean farming communities to make a positive, sustainable impact.
Traditionally, most of all the kelp in the world was sourced in Asia.
AKUA is a pioneer in utilizing US-based ocean-farmed kelp. More local kelp. More local jobs.
AKUA also strives to reduce their carbon footprint aggresively. As Myers told Inhabitat, their Kelp Jerky product used “40,000 pounds of regeneratively ocean-farmed kelp … and pull[ed] 2,000 pounds — 1 ton — of carbon from the sea. As a comparison, this is the same amount of carbon created by just 300 cheeseburgers. Based on our conservative projections for our Kelp Jerky product alone, by year five, we will be removing 1 million pounds of harmful carbon from our seas each year. With this data in our pocket, we are positioning Kelp Jerky as a ‘carbon negative snack’ and building a brand that raises awareness for the climate crisis, food sustainability and ocean health.“
If you need another reason to admire AKUA they also donate part of their annual profit to GreenWave, an organization dedicated to training next-gen local ocean farmers.
We look forward to more interesting and innovative products from AKUA.
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