Kelp is found in all Emerald Energy® formulas.
Common Name: Kelp
Also Known As: horsetail kelp, seawand, tangle
Latin Name: Laminaria digitata
About Our Kelp
There are two common types of kelp: Laminaria digitataand Ascophyllum nodosum. While the nutritional profile of both species is incredibly similar, we only use Laminaria digitata in our formulations because it contains a much higher level of iodine and tastes significantly better.
Our kelp (Laminaria digitata) grows deep in the cold sub‑tidal waters of Northwestern Iceland. Other milled ‘kelp’ available on the market is either intertidal Ascophyllum(rockweed) from Norway, Atlantic Canada, or New England, or the surface growing fronds of Macrocystis, harvested in California. Our digitata is also distinguished by being the only kelp currently available that is sustainably harvested, dried, milled, and bagged following the organic standards of QAI (Quality Assurance International) in the United States and TUN, the local Icelandic certifier.