Thorvin Advantage


Thorvin Advantage

Cleanest Site on Earth

Thorvin carefully selects and harvests the finest sea vegetation from around the world. We choose our kelps for their nutrient content, clean growing site, and sustainability of harvest.
Image of a bayThorvin’s core ingredients are harvested from Northwest Iceland, on the edge of the Arctic Circle, in the pristine Breiðafjörður bay, our organic harvest site. These cold, clean waters offer the perfect conditions for growing spectacular nutritious kelps.

Abundantly Rich

The waters of the fjord are richly mineralized by glacial milch rivers, which carry fine minerals from surrounding glaciers; by geothermal vents in the ocean floor, supplying deep earth minerals; and by upsurge from the meeting of Arctic and Gulf currents.

Handled with Care

The fresh harvest is immediately brought to a dryer, near the harvest area, so we don’t lose any of the nutrients in transport. And our dryer is powered by geothermal hot water, a renewable resource.

Nutrient‐Rich and Bioavailable

Thorvin is dried at controlled low temperatures to protect its biological values. Our exclusive drying technique prevents surface oxidation and browning, and locks‐in a powerful array of bioavailable minerals, vitamins, and beneficial phytonutrients.

Safety, Backed by Analytical Testing

Thorvin maintains a robust testing program, continually raising the bar on quality control as new analytical methods are available.

Organic, Kosher, and OMRI sealsOrganic and Kosher

Thorvin Icelandic Geothermal Kelp ingredients have earned the highest designation conferred by the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) – Certified 100% Organic, since the NOP’s inception in 2002. Independent inspection verifies that we meet organic production standards as a wild crop harvest, which includes sustainable harvesting and protection of biodiversity. Additionally, our organic certification covers product handling and process, from drying to blending.

Our products are also Kosher, the gold standard for cleanliness. And Thorvin agricultural products are OMRI Listed® for organic production.

Longevity

A family owned and operated business, Thorvin has been providing unparalleled quality since 1983.

Sustainably Harvested

Thorvin is deeply committed to being environmentally, economically, and socially responsible – to our communities, our customers, our team members, and the planet. For nearly three decades, we have been documenting sustainability of harvesting practices and protecting aquatic biodiversity. Fresh kelps are cut every three to seven years from managed and mapped beds, and only a small percentage of the annual new growth is harvested.

Kelp mower

Our dryer is powered by geothermal hot water, an indigenous and renewable resource. We ship product by freighter and rail where possible, and continually look for efficiencies to minimize carbon footprint.

Our harvest supports local residents and farmers, and together all stakeholders protect organic harvesting practices and sustain economic benefits to the local community.