Since 1991, BRETALG has been harvesting and processing six varieties of edible seaweed for chefs, catering professionals, shops and food manufacturers. Our algae are all Organic Agriculture labeled. These are of great quality, and most of all wild. Our know-how with its traditional working method makes it possible to respect all the aromas and guarantees the preservation of the organoleptic qualities of fresh algae but also their nutrients.
A HISTORICAL KNOW-HOW
Our sea vegetables preserved in sea salt
We work the product in an artisanal manner : the fresh seaweed is washed in sea water and then stored in sea salt at 4°C.
We are recognized by our customers for the quality of highlighting the raw product through the control of stabilization with sea salt. BRETALG was the first company in 1991 to use this ancestral method to shore algae.
This step is key to offer wonderful and delicious sea vegetables whose conservation shall be optimal. At the same time, we offer seaweed dried at a low temperature (below 40°C).
The key stages in highlighting shore algae
The algae is picked by hand through the expertise of our employees who make up our team of harvesters and we pick while respecting the marine flora. Our team has been the same since the beginning of the adventure thirty years ago and has evolved by including new employees to support our activity.
The algae are washed in sea water, then sorted and salted before being packaged. A small part of our production is also dried at a low temperature (below 40°C). These operations are carried out by hand.
The products are currently packaged in 1kg tidal crates, in 5 and 10kg bulk bags and in 100 and 250g trays. The complete range of our fresh salted seaweed is also available in vacuum bags of 100g, 250g, 500g and 1kg.
A virtuous production cycle
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORGANIC LABEL BRETALG HARVESTED OVER 350 TONS OF SEAWEED IN 2020.
Due to the seawater pumping installed on our processing site, our seaweed is washed with seawater and retains all their nutritional values.
This high environmental quality seawater wash goes back directly to the natural environment. We also offer local farmers all of our seaweed waste through the washing, for an environmental-friendly amendment of their soils.