February 8, 2023

North Coast Seafoods Launches Kelp Meatballs and Burgers

North Coast Seafoods (NCS), a prominent East Coast supplier of sustainable seafood, is continuing its product innovations using ocean-grown kelp (seaweed) from the cold, Atlantic waters of the Gulf of Maine. Most recently and noteworthy is its new Kelp Meatballs and Kelp Burgers, available for retailers, foodservice and higher education now.

Kelp Meatballs and Burgers are one-of-a-kind plant-based products that are trendy, delicious, healthy and effortless to prepare. These kelp items are naturally vegan and gluten-free with a clean label list of ingredients composed primarily of kelp, green chickpeas, brown rice and spices, rewarding a bright, herby, fresh flavor profile and umami richness.

Kelp Meatballs and Burgers are made using sustainably grown kelp, farmed by independent family farmers in the cold, clean waters of Maine.

Not only is kelp known as one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, kelp is also a hyper-efficient, regenerative, zero-input vegetable that requires no fertilizer, pesticides, feeds, soil or freshwater to grow.

In addition, kelp farms fight climate change by locally mitigating the effects of ocean acidification. North Coast Seafoods is proud to partner with Atlantic Sea Farms to procure their kelp and support ASF in surpassing their milestone of more than 150,000 pounds of carbon removed from Maine’s waters to-date. Click here to learn more about kelp and why we should all be eating more of it.

“At North Coast, we are not only focused on seafood sustainability, but leaving this planet a better place than how we found it. Using kelp not only gets us closer to that goal everyday but has allowed us to create unique and innovative products, like the Kelp Meatballs and Burgers, that give back in a big way,” said Chef Andrew Wilkinson, North Coast’s Chef Director of Research and Development.

“Furthermore, by incorporating kelp into our products and educating consumers on its many health, economic and environmental benefits, North Coast is helping to actively reduce our carbon footprint while providing delicious, nutritious and convenient food solutions for generations to come,” said Rich Polins, Principal at NCS.

Kelp is packed with micronutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals like iodine, magnesium, folate, potassium, vitamin A and Vitamin B12. Kelp also has the highest concentration of calcium of any food, with more per ounce than milk.

Kelp Meatballs and Burgers are available now for wholesale orders. To order or learn more about how to become a distribution partner or retail customer, e-mail customerservice@northcoastseafoods.com. For more information on North Coast Seafoods’ history of sustainable practices, wholesale information (HERE) or to order online, visit: North Coast Seafoods.

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