Sea & Flour has received a patent for processing seaweed for use in bread and other related products. U.S. Patent No. 11,717,010 pertains to a process for cold-washing, processing and granulating seaweed. The processes allow for the incorporation of seaweed into high-volume baking while delivering flavor and nutritional benefits that come from the sea, according to the Philadelphia-based company.
Sea & Flour products include bread, buns, rolls and pizza dough that are carbon-negative since they sequester carbon. The line of baked foods should become available in select grocery stores in the second half of 2023. Seaweed is high in vitamins A and K and minerals such as iron, folate, calcium, magnesium and zinc.
“We’ve learned from extensive market research that a significant share of American consumers now want to find ways to eat seaweed more often,” said Penelope Wasserman, co-founder and president of Sea & Flour. “The most commonly eaten food is bread.”
By Jeff Gelski
Paine Schwartz Partners has closed on a Paine Schwartz Food Chain Fund VI, L.P. at $1.7 billion. The fund is aimed at investing in the food and agribusiness value chain. The company has invested about 40% of Fund VI in AgroFresh Solutions, Costa Group, Elemental Enzymes, HGS BioScience and Monterey Mushrooms.
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