Australian Seaweed Institute is spearheading industry development through collaboration with growers, researchers, businesses and government to create a model for sustainable ocean aquaculture and, in parallel, develop the market for the end products and research programs needed to position Australia as a global leader. With an initial launch into the food market, The Australian Seaweed Institute’s product will be export ready and closely followed by seaweed products for use in nutraceuticals, bio plastics, animal feed and fertiliser.
Ulv – aptly known as sea lettuce – has beautiful ruffled leaves, and is a slightly transparent bright emerald green. It is delicious eaten raw or added to salads and soups. This antioxidant superfood is packed with a multitude of vitamins and minerals, along with other health benefits such as regulating blood sugar.
Nutraceuticals - coming soon
Seaweed skincare has grown exponentially and it’s no surprise given its high concentration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. Seaweed products are famous for their anti-aging and calming anti-inflammatory benefits. It’s ability to regenerate itself at high rates makes for a powerful skin renewal ingredient, while also providing high doses of moisture.
bio plastics - coming soon
With huge potential to replace plastic packaging, seaweed bio plastics are 100% biodegradable and are tasteless and odourless. Products include water wraps (shown), printable food wrappings, tea and coffee sachets, dry seasoning sachet, and soap packaging... to name just a few!
animal feed & fertiliser - coming soon
Feeding cows seaweed has shown to slash greenhouse gases, according to the CSIRO. Just a small amount of marine algae added to cattle food reduces methane emissions from cattle gut microbes by as much as 99 per cent.