Does Simply Seaweed contain any heavy metals?


All wild-harvested seaweed and kelp products contain some level of heavy metals, due to ocean contamination and naturally occurring minerals.

Our seaweed is harvested from clean waters to ensure minimal levels and heavy metal testing conducted to ensure that any detected quantities are within safe limits as per the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ 2002). Additionally, our seaweed is certified organic which enforces even more stringent regulations of allowable trace levels of heavy metals.

Our Nutrition Information discloses the levels of heavy metals. Declared upper limits of heavy metals are often higher than the expected value due to laboratory testing accuracy limitations.