We have developed many new methods and procedures to produce our unique human food quality seaweeds.
To maintain consistency we cut specific lengths of seaweed which has been cut at the right age before and its growth monitored.
We use special equipment to protect it from any possible contamination or down-grading during harvesting, transport and processing.
We dry at no more than 37ºC to retain the goodness - some of the many things we do to deliver an outstanding natural food.
Hebridean Seagreens Ltd is our human food quality production division. You can see more about the harvesting at www.hebrideanseaweed.co.uk and a Scottish Television report by clicking here.
Each of Seagreens® seaweed species is traditionally cut by hand. For the Ascophyllum we also use especially made cutting vessels which allow us to see and cut the seaweed under the water at considerable distances from the shore.
Our drying and processing facilities are close to all the harvesting areas which spread over many square miles. These areas are rotated over the years to allow the seaweed to grow to maturity and reproduce - between 3 and 5 years from the previous harvest.
Seagreens®are dried within 12 hours of harvest as a raw food at temperatures below 44ºC, after which they are ready to be processed into the various forms required for our products. Manufacturing facilities have full certified Food Hygiene and HACCP status.