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Ecklonia Maxima (giant brown kelp)

Fresh kelp fronds (leaves) are harvested at sea in Gansbaai and surrounding areas by boats.  Kelp that is freshly harvested is used for two main purposes. Fresh fronds are sold as abalone feed to local abalone farms. A raw concentrate is also extracted from the kelp, which Afrikelp (an affiliate of Taurus) uses to manufacture a natural growth stimulant that is used in farming to improve the quality and quantity of agricultural crops.

Beachcast kelp is collected from the beaches of the Gansbaai coastline and is dried in the sun and wind, milled and graded into three different grades, 25mm chips, 3mm chips, and 800G (micron) powder and baled in 20kg polypropylene bags. Dried kelp is used for many purposes, across industries. Mainly exported in the food industry, the alginate extracted from the kelp is converted into sodium alginate and is used as a thickener, stabiliser, and emulsifier, in products ranging from ice-cream to toothpaste. Locally dried kelp is used as a feed additive for animals, booster in the production of compost tea and as a moisture retainer in agriculture and horticulture. 

All dried kelp products have a 24 months shelf life.

Ecklonia Maxima
Ecklonia Maxima

Ecklonia Maxima is used for abalone feed and in production of liquid kelp.

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Stipes Dried Kelp 3mm chips
Stipes Dried Kelp 3mm chips

Locally dried kelp is used as a feed additive for animals and a booster in the production of compost tea and as a moisture retainer in agriculture and horticulture.

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Stipes Dried Kelp 800 micron powder
Stipes Dried Kelp 800 micron powder

Locally dried kelp is used as a feed additive for animals and a booster in the production of compost tea and as a moisture retainer in agriculture and horticulture.

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Ecklonia Maxima
Ecklonia Maxima

Ecklonia Maxima is used for abalone feed and in production of liquid kelp.

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Gelidium Pristoides
Gelidium Pristoides

Gelidium Pristoides under water

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Gelidium bale
Gelidium bale

Gelidium bale 100kg

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100kg bales of Gelidium in Japan at cust
100kg bales of Gelidium in Japan at cust

100kg bales of Gelidium in storage.

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Gelidium Pristoides
Gelidium Pristoides

Gelidium Pristoides under water

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Gelidium (red algae)

Gelidium pristoides and Gelidium amansii are collected along the eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sun-dried before being cleaned and baled in 100kg bales.  Gelidium is exported as a raw material for natural, industrial and bacteriological agar, a jelly-like substance, which is extracted from the red algae. It is widely used in the food industry, as a vegetarian gelatine substitute and is also used in the medical field of microbiology as a culture medium.

 

Frequently asked questions

Our product is registered as an additive for animal feed with the Registrar: Act No 36 of 1947. Our registration number is V-27526.
At present, our kelp is not suitable for human consumption as we are not registered as a food processing facility.

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Consumption

Taurus is affiliated with Afrikelp and have a manufacturing agreement with them to supply Afrikelp only.  Taurus does not sell this product to the public.

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Liquid Kelp

We export mainly 25mm dried kelp (stipes only) in 20kg polypropylene bags, stacked on pallets in 40-foot containers.

All gelidium bales are exported in 100kg bales in 20-foot containers.

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Testimonials

 "I have been using kelp from Taurus for a couple of decades now. I have never had a single problem, with either quality or service. I use the kelp as a base for our animal supplements because I feel that I’d rather use a natural substance, which adds value to the supplement, rather than using a chemical filler with no added value."

Beryl Shuttleworth