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feel good

about the food you eat

 
 

Choosing what food you eat can be a daunting process.  You want it to be healthy. You want it to taste good.  And you want it produced in a way that’s gentle on the planet. What to choose?

Seaweed is one of Earth’s most nutrient-dense foods, full of the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to be healthy.  Its delicious umami taste makes it a pleasure to eat. As pioneers in seaweed aquaculture, Ocean’s Balance has developed zero-input farming that uses no arable land, no fresh water and no fertilizers.  In fact, studies have shown that seaweed cultivation contributes to the reduction of ocean acidification, helping to maintain the delicate balance of marine ecosystems. 

Ocean’s Balance makes innovative, edible seaweed products that are healthy for you and the planet.

Ocean’s Balance: Feel good about the food you eat.

 

 

OCEAN'S BALANCE IS PROUD TO BE A MAINE MADE MEMBER

 

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"IS SEAWEED THE NEXT BIG THING IN SUSTAINABLE FOOD?"

OCEAN'S BALANCE IS FEATURED IN THIS INFORMATIVE ARTICLE ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE IN "CIVIL EATS"


 

OCEAN'S BALANCE IS HONORED TO BE INCLUDED IN USA LOVE LIST'S FALL EDITION OF

 "10 THINGS WE LOVE, MADE IN MAINE".

 
 
 

 

OCEAN'S BALANCE MAKES A SPLASH!

Portland's latest smoothie shop, Portland Pulp, is making delicious, healthy drinks with Ocean's Balance Kelp Purée. Stop by and "Kelp Yourself to Good Health" with a shot of mother nature's multi-vitamin in your next smoothie.

 

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THE NEW SUPERFOOD

What makes a food “super”? If it delivers the maximum amount of nutrition with a minimum of calories. Kelp is one of the most nutritionally dense plants on the planet and also the most abundant source of minerals in the plant kingdom as it has access to all the nutrients in the ocean.  It is considered especially beneficial for health and well-being.  In addition to be being a natural source of iodine, which is necessary for regulating metabolism, kelp is also a natural source of magnesium, calcium, iron and essential vitamins such as C and K. Low in calories, carbohydrates and fat, it's also gluten free. What's not to love?

LOCAL

All of our products are made from seaweed plants grown in the Gulf of Maine, a body of water renowned for its nutrient-rich, cold waters, which make for ideal growing conditions. 

SUSTAINABLE

Our farming practices ensure that the natural richness of the Gulf of Maine is preserved in order to support native wild fisheries and coastal communities.

PROTECTS THE OCEAN

WOMEN TAKE NOTE

Kelp is especially high in calcium, with ten times more in content than milk. In addition to its rich iron and potassium content, it is also high in folate, from which folic acid is made. All of these minerals are important to maintaining a healthy body.

SAVES WATER, TOO

It might seem obvious to mention, but seaweed lives in the ocean, and needs no fresh water to grow. This is a crucial factor to consider as the planet is subjected to more frequent instances of fresh water shortages. 

Kelp also acts as a natural filter for the ocean, absorbing the nutrients it needs to thrive, such as phosphorous and nitrogen, resulting in the crystal clear water for which Maine is famous.

SUPPORTS THE LOCAL ECONOMY

Seaweed farming is an alternative means of income for coastal fishermen, who struggle with collapsed fish stocks and lean times during the winter. Seaweed processing represents employment opportunities for "new Mainers", the immigrant communities of Maine that represent the future of state's workforce, one of the oldest in the country.

 


 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OCEAN'S BALANCE'S MISSION.

 

WATCH TOLLEF ON "BILL GREEN'S MAINE" TALK ABOUT ALL OF THE REASONS THAT SEAWEED IS GOOD FOR YOU. 


OUR RECIPES

WHAT HAVE YOU COOKED WITH OCEAN'S BALANCE KELP PURÉE?  WE LOVE HEARING ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE INCORPORATING SEAWEED INTO THEIR COOKING.  WRITE TO US AND WE'LL POST YOUR RECIPE!  

#FeelGoodAboutTheFoodYouEat

 

WHERE CAN I BUY OCEAN'S BALANCE KELP PURÉE?

 

Our Kelp Purée is available at the stores below.  

Check this page often, as we're adding new ones all the time.

Don't see your store listed?  Ask the store to start carrying it; tell them to contact us.  

 
 

CALIFORNIA  (Yes, we're on the West Coast!)

CLARK'S NUTRTION & NATURAL FOODS CHINO (Chino, CA)

CLARK'S NUTRITION & NATURAL FOODS LOMA LINDA (Loma Linda, CA)

CLARK'S NUTRITION & NATURAL FOODS RANCHO MIRAGE (Rancho Mirage, CA)

FULL O'LIFE FOODS (Burbank, CA)

GRASSROOTS NATURAL MARKET & KITCHEN (South Pasadena, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY 4S RANCH (San Diego, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY CARLSBAD (Carlsbad, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY CARMEL VALLEY (San Diego, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY ESCONDIDO (Escondido, CA)

JIMBO'S...NATURALLY HORTON PLAZA (San Diego, CA)

CONNECTICUT

CHAMOMILLE NATURAL FOODS (Danbury, CT)

THE COMMON BOND MARKET (Shelton, CT)

FOODWORKS NATURAL MARKET (Old Saybrook, CT)

NEW MORNING MARKET (Newbury, CT)

MAINE

AXIS NATURAL FOODS (Auburn, ME)

BETTER LIVING CENTER (Farmington, ME)

BROWNE TRADING (Portland, ME)

DOCK'S SEAFOOD (South Portland, ME)

FARE SHARE CO-OP (Norway, ME)

GIACOMO'S (Bangor, ME)

HARBOR FISH MARKET (Portland, ME)

LEROUX KITCHEN (Portland, ME)

LOIS' NATURAL MARKETPLACE   (Portland, ME and Scarborough, ME) 

MACHIAS MARKETPLACE  (Machias, ME)

MAINE STREET MARKETS  (Rockland, ME)

MORNING GLORY NATURAL FOODS (Brunswick, ME)

NATURAL LIVING CENTER (Bangor, ME)

NEW MORNING NATURAL FOODS (Kennebunk, ME)

PORTLAND FOOD CO-OP (Portland, ME) 

ROYAL RIVER NATURAL FOODS (Freeport, ME)

SUN ORIENTAL MARKET (Portland, ME)

TILLER & RYE (Brewer, ME)

UNCLE DEAN'S NATURAL MARKET (Waterville, ME)

MARYLAND

COUNTRY NUTRITION (Waldorf, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS HAMPDEN(Baltimore, MD)  

MOM'S ORGANICS BOWIE (Bowie, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS COLLEGE PARK (College Park, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS FREDERICK (Frederick, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS JESSUP (Jessup, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS ROCKVILLE (Rockville, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS TIMONIUM (Timonium, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS WALDORF (Waldorf, MD)

MOM'S ORGANICS WHITE MARSH (White Marsh, MD)

MASSACHUSSETTS

CAMBRIDGE NATURALS  (Cambridge, MA)

THE COOK SHOP (Brewster, MA)

CORNUCOPIA FOODS (Northampton, MA)

FOSTER'S SUPERMARKET (Greenfield, MA)

WILD OATS CO-OP (Williamstown, MA)

WILLOW REST (Gloucester, MA)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

LITTLETON FOOD COOP (Littleton, NH)

PEPPERCORN NATURAL FOODS (Plymouth, NH)

PHILBRICK'S FRESH MARKET  (Portsmouth, NH and North Hampton, NH)

PORTSMOUTH HEALTH FOOD CENTER (Portsmouth, NH)

NEW JERSEY

BASIL BANDWAGON FLEMINGTON (Flemington, NJ)

BASIL BANDWAGON CLINTON (Clinton, NJ)

MOM'S ORGANICS CHERRY HILL (Cherry Hill, NJ)

NATURAL FOODS GENERAL STORE (Tom's River, NJ)

NEW YORK

A MATTER OF HEALTH, INC. (NYC, NY)

FOUR SEASONS NATURAL FOODS (Saratoga Springs, NY)

THE HEALTH NUTS (NYC, NY)

THE NATURAL GREEN MARKET @ 16TH & 3RD (NYC, NY)

THE NATURAL GREEN MARKET @ 25TH & 3RD (NYC, NY)

WESTERLY NATURAL MARKET (NYC, NY)

PENNSYLVANIA

ECHO HILL COUNTRY STORE (Fleetwood, PA)

MARTINDALE'S NATURAL MARKET (Springfield, PA)

MOM'S ORGANICS BRYN MAWR (Bryn Mawr, PA)

MOM'S ORGANICS CENTER CITY (Philadelphia, PA)

VERMONT

HUNGER MOUNTAIN CO-OP (Montpellier, VT) 

THE KITCHEN STORE AT JK ADAMS (Dorset, VT)

MIDDLEBURY NATURAL FOODS CO-OP (Middlebury, VT)

NATURAL PROVISIONS MARKET & DELI (Williston, VT)

SWEET CLOVER MARKET (Essex, VT)

VIRGINIA

MOM'S ORGANICS ALEXANDRIA (Alexandria, VA)

MOM'S ORGANICS MERRIFIELD (Fairfax. VA)

MOM'S ORGANICS ARLINGTON (Arlington, VA)

MOM'S ORGANICS HERNDON (Herndon, VA)

MOM'S ORGANICS WOODBRIDGE (Woodbridge, VA)

WASHINGTON, D.C.

MOM'S ORGANICS IVY CITY (Washington, D.C.)


not seeing a store near you?

You can also buy it ONLINE at:


The Condimented Pantry click here to buy

and

 
Central Mass Locavore    click here to buy