KELP THE PLANET

WHAT IS KELP?

Kelp is a nutrient-packed sea vegetable with many environmental and health benefits. Kelp farming provides sustainable local jobs and can spur economic growth and community development. Find out more about how Sea Greens Farms is “kelping” the planet one step at a time:

KELP THE ENVIRONMENT

Kelp farming helps detoxify ocean systems.

CLEANER OCEANS

Fertilizer runoff overwhelms marine ecosystems; depleting oxygen and spurring the accumulation of nitrate-nitrogen in our waters. Kelp helps mitigate these hazards.

INNOVATIVE AQUACULTURE

3D ocean farming utilizes the entire coastal water column - a more efficient use of marine real estate. Kelp can be grown alongside shellfish and other sea vegetables. Kelp provides food and shelter for many marine species including tilefish, flounder and scallops.

KELP THE ECONOMY

Kelp farming benefits the global economy.

EMERGING MARKETS

In addition to ocean farming, kelp is used in land agriculture as livestock feed. Kelp concentrates minerals from seawater and holds up to 20 times the minerals of its land counterparts.

BIOFUELED FUTURE

Cultivation of sea vegetables goes beyond food; kelp and other sea greens can be used to produce efficient, renewable biofuels to help replace fossil fuels and grow the green economy.

KELP THE COMMUNITY

Kelp farming provides local community benefits.

ACCESS TO FOOD

Increasing sea vegetable farming by 14% would produce 500 million tons of kelp annually; expanding the the world’s food supply by 10% by 2050.

LOCAL JOBS

Kelp farming empowers local fishermen to add a new sustainable product line to existing fishing and shellfish operations. Diversifying aquaculture exports protects local coastal communities against depleting shellfish and fishery stocks.

KELP THE BODY

Kelp is a healthy, center-plate food.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Kelp oil has more Omega-3 fatty acids than fish oil. Sugar kelp is high in carbohydrates (60g per serving), protein (7g per serving: higher than boiled eggs), zinc (22g per serving) and potassium (11g per serving). Kelp also supplies iodine, a necessary nutrient.

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