Over the past year, B.C. businesses – including the food and beverage industry – have been hit hard by Covid-19. In response to the pandemic, BCFB industry partners, and IT solution company, DTEC, created a nourishment campaign, an initiative created to give back to the community. As a part of this campaign, DTEC has kindly gifted 12 BC Food & Beverage, 1-year memberships, to new emerging BC food and beverage companies. From a vegan Korean kimchi company, gluten-free flour blend company, to a meal prep company – 12 BC food businesses were gifted a BCFB membership. We would like to sincerely thank DTEC for the ginormous generosity and we hope this sets an example to others to give back when possible!
One of the 12 BC companies that were gifted a BCFB membership was North Pacific Kelp Wild Foods, a Haida Gwaii-based business that makes small-batch, high-end kelp products. Their seaweed is harvested from the pristine waters of Haida Gwaii. The seaweed absorbs minerals and nutrients from its ecosystem, making this plant a healthy and unique specialty item in many kitchens. Giant Kelp (Macrocystis Integrifolia) in the form of flakes or powder or lasagna, is a good source of natural iodine. Seaweed is very low in Cholesterol and is gluten-free. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Pantothenic Acid, Zinc, and Copper, and a very good source of Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Manganese.
Northern Pacific Kelp respects natural resources by harvesting responsibly and they vow to contribute to a greener environment and stay connected to their precious environment in Haida Gwaii. Their packaging for all their kelp flakes is 100% compostable, their kelp lasagna packages are made of 80% rice paper and recyclable, as well as their kelp powders and kelp mini flakes are packaged in tin cans that can be reused or recycled.
To learn more about Northern Pacific Kelp Wild Foods and their amazing products, visit www.northpacifickelp.ecwid.com