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The crew here at Kove believes in creating a better world. We all have the opportunity to do this in the choices we make daily, and we know that you want to do your part too. As such, we want to make one of your daily decisions a little easier. This is why we make all of our snacks and seasonings out of one of the world’s most sustainable crops: marine sea plants known as seaweed!
Oh, and they happen to be healthy and delicious too!
We are a crew of caring, ambitious, young(ish) entrepreneurs looking to lessen climate impact with our creations. We know the factors affecting climate change are real, we know the benefits of mindful, healthy eating (and that that is not always an easy task with today’s on-the-go lifestyle).
We come from diverse backgrounds, with one key element that has connected us - knowing we can do more and wanting to do better.
Search for “seaweed” online and you will find countless articles outlining the benefits of one of the world's most sustainable crops. Nutritionally - it outweighs most vegetables in what it provides, which is why we, at Kove, have been thinking - does it not deserve a name more satisfying?
Sea-plants and Sea-veggies sound a little more appealing (and edible, quite frankly!) which is exactly why we do what we do - create delicious and highly nutritious sea-veggie snacks for the masses.
Our Kove Puffs contain the health benefits of sea-veggies and, a significant amount of protein - which can be hard to come by in snack foods! Oh yeah, and did we mention the part about sustainable snacking?
Seaweed is a completely sustainable crop. It doesn’t need soil, fresh water, or fertiliser to grow (see below for even more)!
What - Delicious snacks (Kove Puffs) and Seaweed Seasonings:
Take a look at our full line up here.
Where? Our tasty food products are made with seaweed grown in the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Currently, our seaweed is sourced locally from farms that plant, grow, cultivate and harvest seaweed in partnership with BC First Nations and provide economic opportunities for Indigenous and coastal communities.
Every time you purchase a product from Kove, you can feel good knowing you are also supporting economic development for coastal communities and helping provide employment for people in remote locations. With each purchase, you are able to help us continue to support the ever-growing seaweed aquaculture industry and plant more seaweed!
🌍 The Most Powerful Environmental Guardian 🐠
Seaweed cultivation offers an endless list of environmental benefits, making it an ultra sustainable food choice with a minimal ecological footprint.
Here's how seaweed contributes to environmental conservation:
1️⃣ Carbon Sink:
Seaweed absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) during photosynthesis, making it a powerful carbon sink. It has been estimated that seaweed can absorb up to 20 times more CO2 than land-based plants, thereby helping to mitigate climate change.
2️⃣ Water Purification:
Seaweed acts as a natural filter, improving water quality by absorbing excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. This ability can help combat harmful algal blooms and maintain a healthy marine ecosystem.
3️⃣ Habitat Restoration:
Seaweed beds provide essential habitats for a variety of marine organisms, serving as nurseries and protective shelters. By promoting the growth of seaweed, we can support the recovery and conservation of marine ecosystems.
4️⃣ Reduced Land and Water Use:
Seaweed farming requires no arable land or freshwater resources. Unlike traditional agriculture, which can lead to deforestation and water scarcity, seaweed cultivation takes place in coastal areas and utilizes seawater, reducing pressure on terrestrial ecosystems.
5️⃣ 🥗 Nutritional Superstar 🌿
Seaweed boasts an impressive nutritional profile, making making it a powerhouse of nutrients and a valuable addition to any diet. With an impressive array of essential vitamins and minerals; it is an abundant source of iodine, a mineral vital for a healthy thyroid function and metabolism regulation. Additionally, seaweed provides significant amounts of vitamin K, folate, magnesium, calcium, iron, and zinc, all of which play crucial roles in maintaining overall well-being. Moreover, seaweed is an excellent source of dietary fiber, which aids digestion and promotes a healthy gut. By including seaweed in your meals, you can enhance the nutritional content of your diet and support overall well-being while mitigating your carbon footprint and environmental impact.
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Give a Crop. Snack Sustainably.