Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why seaweed?
A: Always seaweed! Seaweed is densely nutritious sea vegetable that takes no freshwater to grow! Furthermore, it doesn’t require arable land, sparing our soil that has dramatically degraded due to intensive terrestrial agriculture. With sunlight and seawater we can produce volumes of nutritious and delicious food for a growing population, sustainably and humanely! We hope you'll fall in love with it just as we have.
Q: Does seaweed infused pasta even taste good?
A: No. It tastes DELICIOUS. The mild flavor enhances any dish, delivering an exceptionally fulfilling, extraordinary culinary experience.
Q: Is seaweed good for me?
A: It’s actually great for you. For thousands of years and millions of people, seaweeds have been a dietary staple. There’s even research to suggest seaweed’s unique mineral-rich properties are responsible for modern human evolution. Each seaweed has different benefits. Our sea lettuce, which infuses our pasta and seasoning, is known for being rich in vitamins A and D, magnesium, and iron.
Q: Where is Blue Evolution seaweed grown?
A: Blue Evolution’s seaweed grows in a protected onshore and environment in Baja California, ensuring the highest quality seaweed. Because it’s grown so close to home, it doesn’t need to travel too far to get to your pantry! We also work with growers in Alaska, developing a seasonal harvest of nutrient rich kelp with the help of the largest commercial seaweed hatchery.
Q: What kind of processing do you do to your seaweed?
A: Our seaweed is dried using a proprietary process that is completely natural with no chemicals or solvents. Our process retains the most nutrients and best, most authentic and fresh flavor possible.
Q: Does it matter where seaweed comes from?
A: We think so! 98% of seaweed is imported. We grow ours in North American waters, reducing the distance between harvest to plate. We also operate with the highest standards for seaweed environments, ensuring you get the most nutritious seaweed grown in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Q: Why don’t I see an organic stamp on your products?
A: We're working hard on our organic certification and should be certified shortly! Our seaweed is grown in pristine waters with simply sunlight and love. We minimally process using cutting edge drying technologies, with zero additives or chemicals. Our gluten-free pasta is made with 100% certified organic rice.
Q: I’ve been told to watch my salt intake, can I still eat seaweed?
A: You should always check with your doctor, but the only salt in seaweed is natural, mineral rich sea salt which provides many benefits. You don’t need to salt the water when you cook Blue Evolution pasta!
Q: Can I be a seaweed farmer?
A: We hope so! We’re leading the way on scalable, environmentally sustainable and responsible seaweed farming. Get in touch when you’re ready to join us on the journey.
Q: How do I get your products in my local store?
A: Ask your store to carry Blue Evolution! You can buy our products online in the meantime. If you're a retailer, get in touch with our sales department by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org