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.
Produced from responsibly harvested kelp grown in the pristine waters off the coast of Maine, Ocean's Balance kelp products are the all-natural answer to better nutrition, a clean ocean and a thriving economy.
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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?
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.
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.
learn more about Ocean's Balance's mission.
"HOW KELP MIGHT SAVE THE PLANET"
READ about the benefits to the ocean of growing seaweed in this Bangor Daily News article.
TOLLEF WAS ON "BILL GREEN'S MAINE" TALKING ABOUT (YOU GUESSED IT!) SEAWEED.
LISTEN TO HIM EXPLAIN TO BILL ALL OF THE MANY REASONS THAT SEAWEED IS SO GOOD FOR YOU.
WHERE CAN I BUY OCEAN'S BALANCE KELP PURÉE?
New! Our Kelp Purée is now available online at
The Condimented Pantry!
Our Kelp Purée is available at the stores below.
Check this page often, as we're adding new ones all the time.
BROWNE TRADING (Portland, ME)
DOCK'S SEAFOOD (South Portland, ME)
GIACOMO'S (Bangor, ME)
HARBOR FISH MARKET (Portland, ME)
LEROUX KITCHEN (Portland, ME)
LOIS' NATURAL MARKETPLACE (Portland, ME and Scarborough, ME)
NATURAL LIVING CENTER (Bangor, ME)
NEW MORNING NATURAL FOODS (Kennebunk, ME)
PORTLAND FOOD CO-OP (Portland, ME)
ROYAL RIVER NATURAL FOODS (Freeport, ME)
TILLER & RYE (Brewer, ME)
COUNTRY NUTRITION (Waldorf, MD)
CAMBRIDGE NATURALS (Cambridge, MA)
PHILBRICK'S FRESH MARKET Portsmouth, NH and North Hampton, NH)
THE NATURAL GREEN MARKET (NYC, NY - both stores!)
WESTERLY NATURAL MARKET (NYC, NY)
ECHO HILL COUNTRY STORE (Fleetwood, PA)