Blooming good for you.

Nutrient-rich seaweed has been present in the human diet for thousands of years and long before we started eating fish. Few people know that the goodness we get from fish actually comes from the algae they eat, not the fish itself. That’s why Seabloom products offer the same nutritional benefits as seafood.

Vegan &
vegetarian

All-natural
ingredients

Source of
protein

Source of
iodine

High in
omega-3

High in essential
minerals

Gluten
free

Soy
free

Mercury
free

Great for people
and planet alike

Seaweed – which is a large form of algae – is a lifesaver, as it absorbs at least as much CO2 as trees do, but takes up nowhere near as much space.

Incredibly, half of the oxygen we breathe is produced by algae. Seaweed also regrows quickly and has little impact on the environment when farmed.

Without our precious oceans and their vital ecosystems, some reports suggest that the level of carbon in the atmosphere today could be 50% higher.

So every product you buy from us is a positive step. Nutritionally, environmentally and taste-wise, switching to Seabloom is a win-win-win scenario.

Our mission.

To discover new ways to unlock the taste, goodness and wonder of
the sea so that the dream of a better future becomes a reality.

- Greta Desforges-Hodgson, Founder & CEO

Our Values.

Change

No matter how small, simple actions
can add up to make a big difference.

Inclusivity

We make good, flavoursome food
that everyone can choose and enjoy.

Vitality

Great to eat, great for you
and great for the planet.

Localness

Produced in Europe, our products
keep food miles low but tastiness high.

Big change starts small.

The bittersweet sea safari

Seabloom’s founder, Greta, visited the Cape of Good Hope on the coast of the South Atlantic Ocean in late 2018, where her family was awestruck by the sight of majestic whales breaching the sea’s surface. But there were also vast industrial fishing vessels in view, indiscriminately sucking the life from the same waters.

An ecological epiphany

Having spent many years working in the seafood industry, Greta had become increasingly aware of its sustainability issues. Her experience in South Africa also involved a marine biologist, who explained how industrial fishing of the seas is hugely harmful to sea life. Greta decided to do something about it. A light-bulb moment When Greta discovered that there are kelp forests, rich in nutrients and growing abundantly undersea, it was a real eureka moment. Studious research and lab tests proved that the seaweed could be made into a food as good as the seafood we’re used to, with the same nutritional benefits, but no negative impacts on our oceans.

Making a plant-based plan

It became apparent too that there were very few truly healthy plant-based seafood alternatives around – and even fewer that match the dietary positives provided by fish. The idea for Seabloom was born. Ever since, with Greta at the helm, we’ve sought to make tasty, healthy seafood alternatives that also help to protect the oceans.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What exactly does Seabloom make?+

Seabloom produces a range of delicious, nutritious 100% plant-based seafood alternatives. Our food is made from plant protein and sustainable organic seaweed, with a similar texture to fish, as well as a taste of the sea.

It has all the goodness of traditional seafood, such as tuna or cod, without any of the marine and sea life damage that large-scale commercial fishing creates. We like to think that it’s the kind of food that will help to turn the tide on the problems our oceans are facing.

How do you use Seabloom food?+

As a plant-based, vegan alternative to seafood our products are amazingly versatile, plus they’re quick and easy to prepare. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just trying to eat more plant-based foods for your own wellbeing or environmental reasons, anyone can enjoy a tasty alternative to fish taken from our range.

You can use our products just like traditional seafood to incorporate more protein, vitamins, minerals and omega-3s into your diet. So whether you want a healthy and convenient snack, lunch or main meal, eaten hot or cold, our delicious products have got you covered!

Where does your food come from?+

All of our ingredients are sourced in Europe. We sustainably harvest organic Scottish seaweed, before our products are made in northern France.

I think we need to say ‘we use sustainably harvested’ as we don’t actually harvest ourselves. We’re also very much committed to keeping food miles low and to ensuring sustainability and transparency across our entire supply chain.

Is Seabloom food healthy?+

Yes! Our pioneering products are unique, in that they offer very similar nutritional benefits to fish, without worries like mercury content or plastic contamination.

They’re made from entirely natural ingredients and are high in protein and important omega-3 fatty acids, plus they provide a good source of vitamins, minerals, iodine, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron.

Basically, you get all the goodness you’d expect from traditional seafood, but without any of the ocean damage that industrial fishing involves. So, try opening a packet of our delicious alternative to tuna, for a tasty meal that doesn’t entail troubled waters.

Why should I eat Seabloom instead of traditional seafood?+

It’s widely acknowledged that commercial fishing is no longer sustainable and is irreparably damaging marine life. Overfishing and the tragedy of by-catch are destroying juvenile fish stocks and hundreds of endangered species such as turtles, dolphins and sharks. Disused nets and ‘ghost’ fishing gear are also major contributors to plastic pollution.

Yet the oceans are as important as the rainforests for the health of our planet. We believe that simple switches can have a big impact and that our seas can thrive with a bit more help. Changing over to Seabloom products may feel like a drop in the ocean, but if you do, you’re adding momentum to a really positive movement.

What’s more, you’ll still benefit from all the goodness of the sea, as all our products offer the same nutrition as fish, but without the problems associated with industrial catches. So nutritionally, environmentally and taste-wise, switching to Seabloom is a win-win-win situation.

Are all of your products vegetarian and vegan?+

Yes they are. Our products are 100% plant-based and suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. They’re made predominantly from plant protein and seaweed and are accredited by the European Vegetarian Union (V-Label) and The Vegan Society.

Are there allergens in Seabloom products?+

In short, no. Our food is produced using ingredients that don’t contain fish, crustaceans, molluscs, gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, egg, milk, celery, mustard, lupin, sesame seeds, sulphites or soya.

Are Seabloom products mercury-free?+

Yes. Seaweed contains only very small levels of mercury because it’s at the very beginning of the food chain. The higher up the food chain you go, the greater the accumulation of mercury, which is why longer-lived fish such as tuna and swordfish contain so much more.

Our products only need very small amounts of seaweed to achieve very similar nutritional benefits to fish, which means we’re able to make a plant-based alternative to seafood that’s entirely mercury-free.

If Seabloom products are made from seaweed, why aren’t they green?+

Seaweed and algae can be red, green or brown. Our products are the colour they are because we use a unique blend of different types of seaweed.

Plus, they’re made from entirely natural ingredients and we don’t add any artificial colours or additives. What-you-sea-is-what-you-get, if you like.

Why is Seabloom food sold frozen?+

There are many benefits to frozen foods. Primarily, we freeze our products to lock-in all the goodness of seaweed and algae and protect the great taste on offer. It’s also a really convenient way to store food, because it’s there when you need it and cuts down on food waste.

How should I store Seabloom products and what’s their shelf life?+

Our ‘Tuna-Free’ Flakes, for example, should be stored in the freezer. You just need to defrost the food 4 hours hours before eating or cook straight from frozen. If in any doubt, please see the packaging for ‘best before’ dates and storage instructions.

Can Seabloom food be reheated?+

Some of our products, such as Seabloom ‘Tuna-Free’ Flakes, can be defrosted and eaten straight from the pack, or heated then used in cooking. Others will require to be cooked first. Please refer to the packaging for information on individual items from our range.

Can I eat Seabloom food cold?+

That depends on the product. After it’s been defrosted, Seabloom ‘Tuna-Free’ Flakes is ready to eat, , just as you would do with tinned tuna. Other products need to be cooked first. Please follow the instructions on the back of the pack.

What accreditations does Seabloom have?+

We’re fully accredited with The Vegan Society and the European Vegetarian Union (V-Label).

Why can’t I buy your products in my local store?+

We’re a pioneering young business working hard to increase availability. As we like to say, small actions can make a big difference, so if you’d like to help us to help you to help the oceans (and yourself), please ask your local store to stock us!