Burlap & Barrel

1 oz
Recycled Paper Bag

Harvested from the bottom of the frigid Icelandic coast, this wild oarweed kelp has a deep umami flavor and oceanic minerality. Use it to give any dish a salty and briny kick. It's 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. 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 crudités with kelp flakes: "These kelp flakes are salty, mineral-tinged, and savory in that intriguing but also can’t-stop-eating-it way."

Process: Air dried, then ground

Tasting notes: Oceanic Minerality • Brine • Funky Umami



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Wild kelp (Laminaria digitata)


Westfjords, Iceland

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! 


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 ) ⚠ WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm- www.P65Warnings.ca.gov


Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Avoid direct sunlight.

Ordering delivery/pick-up:
Order in 1oz increments (1lb = 16oz) to get as much or as little as you need!
All dried goods come in a recycled paper bag, which can be recycled or torn up and added to your compost bin.
All liquids come in a glass jar/bottle (price of jar included in total).
Shopping in-Store:
Bring your own clean and dry containers and fill just what you need!
We also offer a selection of free up-cycled containers at the shop and complimentary paper bags (100% recycled, of course).