LANDSEA IS THE PACIFIC NORTHWESTERN INCARNATION OF THE TRADITIONAL JAPANESE SEASONING GOMASIO (‘GOMA’: SESAME +’ SHIO’= SALT).  IN THIS VERSION THE SALT IS REPLACED WITH BULL KELP, A MINERAL RICH ALGAE AND NETTLES, A NUTRIENT DENSE MEDICINAL PLANT, WHICH BOTH FLOURISH ABUNDANTLY IN THIS REGION. LANDSEA IS DESIGNED TO LET THE WILD FLAVORS OF ORCAS ISLAND SHINE, AND TO SUPPORT YOUR BODY WITH THEIR NOURISHING POWERS.

THE SALTY FLAVOR OF BULL KELP IS PREDOMINANTLY POTASSIUM RATHER THAN SODIUM. THIS MAKES IT AN EXCELLENT SUBSTITUTE FOR TABLE SALT. DRIED BULL KELP IS COMPOSED OF UP TO 50% MINERAL, PRIMARILY POTASSIUM, CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM, PHOSPHOROUS AND IODINE AMONG OTHERS.  BULL KELP IS ALSO FULL OF VITAMINS AND ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS.

NETTLES HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS NATURE’S MULTI-VITAMIN.  THEY ARE LOADED WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS AND HAVE BEEN USED FOR CENTURIES TO CURE A WIDE VARIETY OF AILMENTS AND TO SUPPORT MANY SYSTEMS OF THE BODY.

SESAME WHILE NOT PRODUCED LOCALLY IS AN EQUALLY POWER-PACKED FOOD.   IT IS ONE OF THE OLDEST CULTIVATED PLANTS IN THE WORLD, LONG PRIZED AS AN OILSEED AND AS A POTENT MEDICINE. SESAME IS A GREAT SOURCE OF COPPER AND MANGANESE AS WELL AS CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM, IRON, PHOSPHOROUS, VITAMIN B1, ZINC, MOLYBDENUM, SELENIUM AND DIETARY FIBER. 

For more information about the health benefits of Landsea ingredients, check out the following links:

Medicinal Uses of Seaweeds - Dr. Ryan Drum   

Three Herbs: Nettles, Horsetail, and Mullein - Dr. Ryan Drum