Ocean's Balance's food service offering allows chefs to include seaweed in their menu offerings in creative and delicious ways.  Choose from dried organic seaweeds in a range of formats and our award-winning seasonings, or tell us what you've got in mind and we'll work with you to create a custom product. We also offer sustainably farmed, fresh frozen seaweed. All from the pristine waters of the Gulf of Maine, and made with strict adherence to food safety standards.

From whole leaf to powder, we can work with you to provide the seaweed format you need for your menu offering

Ocean's Balance - Dulse Leaf to Powder

Sugar Kelp - Saccharina latissima

Sugar Kelp, also known as kombu, is a sweet and salty, umami-rich seaweed that is the backbone of Japanese cuisine but can be used in many other food applications. A particularly great source of Iodine and the natural sweetener, Mannitol.

Available in 8oz WL bags and 6oz Flake shakers.

Wakame - Alaria esculenta

A relative of Sugar Kelp, this nutrient-dense sea vegetable is versatile across a number of sweet and savory applications, imparting its mild flavor and umami to dishes.

Available in 8oz WL Bags and 6oz Flake shakers.

Dulse - Palmaria palmata

Dulse is a beautiful, red seaweed known for its rich, robust, almost meaty flavor. Savor its toothsome umami in stews and beans, wrap it around scallops, sprinkle it on eggs, or eat it on its own for a tasty, nutritious snack! The possibilities are endless! A great source of iodine!

Available in 16oz WL Bags and 4oz Flake shakers.

Laver (Unprocessed Nori) - Porphyra umbilicalis

Laver is a highly nutritious red seaweed, beloved in Wales where it is traditionally used to make a breakfast oatcake called lavercake. Laver creates a gel when boiled. It has a mild umami flavor, suitable for soup, bread, salad, and more! Its high nutrient density has at least one study describing it as the best non-animal source of vitamin B12. Laver’s high nutrient content, including iron, iodine, folate, but especially vitamin B12, make this seaweed a must-have for vegan and vegetarian cooking.

Available in 8oz WL Bags and 3oz Flake shakers.

Sea Lettuce - Ulva lactuca

Sea lettuce is a vibrant, green seaweed that grows in tidal areas the world over. It has the highest iron content of any seaweed we carry. Sea lettuce has a unique, sweet, and salty aroma and complex, rich flavors of the sea. It works well in soups, as seaweed salad, and mixed into smoothies. Great source of nutrients including iron, calcium, iodine, and magnesium!

Available in 8oz WL Bags and 3oz Flake shakers.

Irish Moss - Chondrus crispus

Irish moss is a red algae best known as a major source of carrageenan (up to 55% by weight!), a vegan gelatin. Try it out as a vegan option in place of gelatin, or use it to thicken sauces, roux, and smoothies! High nutrient density; a great source of iodine, magnesium, iron, and manganese!

Available in 8oz WL Bags


Ocean’s Balance’s Bonito Furikake seasoning has no oil, reduced sugar and salt, and is made with umami-rich seaweed from the clean, cold waters of the Gulf of Maine. Sprinkle it on avocado toast, poké bowls, eggs, noodles, rice or your favorite grilled protein. (Note: Bonito Furikake contains fish.)

Available in: Bonito (14oz), Shiitake (19oz), Spicy (18oz)

Seaweed Seasoning

A trio of classical spice blends mixed with seaweed that contain no added salt. Thanks to the natural salinity of regenerative Maine seaweed, your food, and cocktails topped or rimmed with these all-natural seasonings will make your tastebuds sing.

Available in: Chili Lime (20oz), Lemon Pepper (20oz), Seafood (20oz)

Examples of Food Service-ready Packaging

For larger quantities, please visit our Bulk Sales page

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