Snow Sea
Arkhangelsk Seaweed Factory
163000
Russian Federation
the North-western Region
Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk, Leningradskiy ave, 328
+7(911)566–55–89
+7(911)566–55–89
export@snowsea.ru
Snow Sea

Snow Sea

Snow Sea

Arkhangelsk Seaweed Factory

Snow Sea
2901138167
Mining

Mining

Manual production in the White Sea. Seaweed extraction is carried out by our own small size fleet.

Drying

Drying

Natural drying on the Solovetsky Islands (eco-district in the North of Russia). Drying occurs naturally on the Solovetsky Islands directly in the place of extraction.

Delivery

Delivery

Delivery to the factory in the city of Arkhangelsk. Transportation to the processing factory is carried out by our own vessels.

Processing

Processing

Processing of raw materials is carried out in the city of Arkhangelsk, at its own factory with a large stock of production capacity.

Packaging

Packaging

Packing and packaging takes place in the workshops of the factory. The company has its own warehouse spaces for the storage of raw materials and finished products.

  1. Mining

    Manual production in the White Sea

  2. Drying

    Natural drying on the Solovetsky Islands

  3. Delivery

    Delivery to the factory in the city of Arkhangelsk

  4. Processing

    Processing of seaweed

  5. Packaging

    Packaging in bags and corrugated boxes

Beneficial
substances

Alginates

Alginic acid is a polysaccharide which exists in nature in certain kinds of brown, red and some green seaweed. Alginic acid has many unique properties. One of them is exceptionally high water absorption. Only 1 g of the substance is able to absorb about 300 ml of liquid. On the other hand, it has almost 14 times greater adhesive abilities than starch. Gum Arabic, in this regard, is 37 times worse than alginates. Acid does not dissolve in water and other organic liquids. It represents a heteropolymer substance formed out of residues of polyuronic substances.

In 1883, a British researcher and pharmacist E. Stanford discovered this substance exploring Laminaria. The scientist reached a conclusion that the unique structure of the acid is formed in seaweed during the process of biosynthesis. It is also worth noting that in different countries and in different parts of the oceans the composition of alginic acid in water plants may slightly vary. This is due to the natural effects and proportions of D-mannuric and L-hyaluric acids which alginates contain.

Alginic acid is an effective antioxidant and a mean of cleansing the toxins and heavy metals out of the body, it is also invaulable for intoxication. When entering a human body, alginic acid salts (alginates) do not split and exit the body in an undigested form. This property resembles the function of fiber but the effectiveness of alginates is higher. Due to their ability to absorb liquid, alginic acid salts take up radionuclides and heavy metals and take them out of the body. An experiment proved that alginic acid can pick up and remove about 90 % of cesium and strontium. Therefore, drugs that contain this acid or its salts are considered the best medicine against radiation.

The benefits of alginic acid for the cardiovascular system include decreasing blood pressure and the level of bad cholesterol. Because of its antimicrobial and antiviral properties, it protects the body from harmful microflora, fungi and bacilli.

Furthermore, alginic acid salts reduce spasm and cramp pain, reduce the risk of allergies by removing instigating allergens from the body.

Alginic acid-containing medicines are used to treat a wide variety of disorders and diseases. The most common reasons for intensive consumption of algae:

- Atherosclerosis
- Toxicity in the body
- Weak immune system
- Skin diseases
- Hyperpigmentation
- Cellulite
- Cardiac diseases
- Intoxication


Alginate – Laminaria seaweed extract (alginic acid salt) is a compound belonging to the group of high-molecular weight polysaccharides:
sodium alginate (E401), potassium alginate (E402) and calcium alginate (E404).

Sodium alginate or sodium salt of alginic acid is a food additive E401, which changes the structure and physicochemical properties of the food product. Alginic acid is found in nature in certain types of brown and red seaweed.

E401 additive is obtained from seaweed by alkaline extraction with soda or alkali solutions. The resulting sodium alginate, which is more stable than the free acid, is isolated and thoroughly purified.

Beneficial properties of sodium alginate (E401):
Additive E401 is very soluble in water. In the human body, sodium alginate does not break down due to the lack of specific enzymes. Due to the presence of free acid groups, alginic acid from alginates can form salts with heavy metal ions, radionuclides, and toxic elements. The ability of this substance to cleanse the body is used in medicine. Sodium alginate is the basis of many dietary supplements, which advantages are undoubtful. Its advantage over other cleansing substances, such as pectic acid, is in much lower chance of removing beneficial ions from the body.

E401 additive is a popular enterosorbent, which helps the intestines clean out dangerous microflora, toxic metabolic products. Sodium alginate is used in medicine as a mildly active compound that neutralizes the excess of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. World Health Organization allows the use of alginate in the amount of up to 25 mg per kilogram of human body weight. Recalculation should be carried out for the free acid.

Food supplement E401, sodium alginate - use in food:
E401 food additive is used in the production of chewing gum, ice cream, creams, sauces, cheeses, marmalades and jelly. The advantages of sodium alginate are thermal stability, the ability to form gels at room temperature. Alginates lighten concentrated orange juice, they are used in vegetables and fruits canning. The concentration of alginate in food products usually varies from 0.1% to 1%. The use of E401 food additive is permitted for the production of baby food.

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Mannitol

Mannitol is a hexatomic alcohol (sugar alcohol) obtained from brown seaweed by extraction. Mannitol is one of the richest sources of energy and carbon in nature and is produced by many natural organisms, including brown seaweed. Mannitol is produced industrially on “Arkhangelsk Experimental Seaweed Factory” by extracting natural raw materials (the White Sea Laminaria), without the use of chemical or biological synthesis.

 Due to its chemical properties and high purity (pure substance content is no less than 99.0%), mannitol is not hygroscopic. Mannitol has a slight sweetness (sweetness intensity compared with sucrose 0.4). Ingestion causes a feeling of coolness, cause by a slight absorption of heat when it’s dissolved in water. It gives pills and dragees a sweet taste.

 Mannitol is used in medicine - serves as the basis for the medicine ”Mannitol”. This medicine has a strong diuretic effect leading to rapid removal of fluid excess from the body and restoring the proper permeability of the vascular bed. “Mannitol” also increases renal blood flow.

Usage:
- Acute renal failure (in the oliguria phase)
- Acute liver failure
- Brain swelling(cerebral edema)
- Intracranial hypertension
- Ocular hypertension
- Acute glaucoma
- Operations with extracorporeal blood circulation
- Abo-incompatible blood transfusion
- Poisoning: barbiturates, salicylates, bromides and other substances that require rapid removal of fluids from the body
- Prevention of hemolysis and hemoglobinemia during transurethral resection of the prostate gland and other surgical procedures.

According to the Atomic-Therapeutic and Chemical Classification (ATC), mannitol is included in the В05ВС group “Solutions with osmo-diuretic effect” and is on the “List of essential and most important medicines for medical use”.

Mannitol has been manufactured on Arkhangelsk Seaweed Factory industrially since 1949.

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Iodine

Algae is the best source of iodine. People have been using algae for food and medicine for more than 13,000 years. Seaweed-based medicines and ointments have been actively used in Ayurvedic medicine since the 4th century BC; in traditional Chinese medicine the first references are dated to 2700 BC, and in the traditions of Egyptian physicians around 1500 BC.

For many centuries, algae have been the main source of iodine for humans, therefore seaweed has been so actively used to treat a wide variety of illnesses. However, later in 1930 scientists found a simpler and cheaper way to extract iodine — not from seaweed, but from silver and nitrate deposits.

Iodine was even discovered with the help of seaweed: in 1811, while burning dried seaweed, the researcher Courtois saw purple smoke, the source of which was iodine contained in seaweed.

First, seaweed contains a lot of iodine; secondly, it is natural iodine in its original form, which we can easily assimilate; thirdly, we can eat seaweed raw; fourthly, there is a lot of seaweed in the world and it is available everywhere.

Now we need to figure out which kinds of seaweed contain the most iodine.

Name of seaweed / iodine content in 1 g of seaweed in µg:
Sea kale (Laminaria) 1742 µg per 1 gram (max = 2894 µg / g, min = 746)

Brown seaweed of Fucus species 646 µg / g
These rates refer only to seaweed plants as a whole, not when they are in capsules.

Laminaria seaweed species accumulate a huge amount of iodine, even if this seaweed contains the minimum amount of iodine - 746 µg / per 1 g, it is in any case 5 times more than the daily norm for an adult man and an adult woman.


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Vitamins

Seaweed accumulates many vitamins. There is just as much provitamin A in Laminaria as in plums, apples, cherries, oranges. Sea kale and dry yeast are equal in content of vitamin B1. The amount of vitamin C is equal to the content of this vitamin in gooseberries, strawberries, green onions, sorrel. 10 g of Laminaria and 100 g of carrots have the same amount of vitamin E.

After heat treatment, sea kale loses most of the vitamins, that is why eating fresh or dried Laminaria is better. Seaweed is dried right on the coast of the White Sea. The seaweed drying process makes it possible to not apply any heat treatment, therefore, after soaking, dry Laminaria does not differ from freshly harvested.


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Minerals

The content of chemical elements in brown algae exceeds those in ground plants. The amount of Boron in Laminaria is 90 times higher than the amount of Boron in oats; the amount of Phosphorus is twice as much as in dried carrots and potatoes, there is same amount of iodine in 1 kg of Laminaria and in 100,000 liters of seawater. Minerals in brown algae are mainly water-soluble potassium and sodium salts.

The coastal zones of the White Sea are rich in seaweed thickets.

Their growth is facilitated by the shallowness of the sea, suitable for attaching substrates (boulders, stones, numerous stony coastal shallows), the absence of strong waves, sufficient illumination in the surface layers of water, an abundance of nutrient salts and good aeration of water.

There are over 190 species of algae in the White Sea, and only six of them are used in industry: five brown species – two types of Laminaria and three types of Fucus, and one type of red ones - anfeltia. Laminaria and Fucus are the treasure of the White Sea; the Arkhangelsk Seaweed Factory extracts a variety of these seaweeds to sell ready-made raw materials under the brand “SNOWSEA”.


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The coastal and sedimentary zones of the White Sea are rich in algae thickets

The coastal zones of the White Sea
are rich in seaweed thickets

Their growth is facilitated by the shallowness of the sea, suitable for attaching substrates (boulders, stones, numerous stony coastal shallows), the absence of strong waves, sufficient illumination in the surface layers of water, an abundance of nutrient salts and good aeration of water.

There are over 190 species of algae in the White Sea, and only six of them are used in industry: five brown species – two types of Laminaria and three types of Fucus, and one type of red ones - anfeltia. Laminaria and Fucus are the treasure of the White Sea; the Arkhangelsk Seaweed Factory extracts a variety of these seaweeds to sell ready-made raw materials under the brand “SNOWSEA”.

Laminaria digitata

Laminaria digitata

Laminaria, or “sea kale” is a type of brown seaweed. Laminaria thalli contain polysaccharides, mannitol, proteins, vitamins, mineral salts, microelements. Laminaria is rich in iodine in natural form which has positive effect on iodine absorption by the human body.

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Dried edible crushed Laminaria

Dried edible crushed Laminaria

Nutritional value per 100 g of product:
proteins 12 g
fats 0.5 g
carbohydrates 70 g
energy value 350 kcal

Particle size up to 3 mm

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Concentrate "Laminaria" specific (CLS)

Concentrate "Laminaria" specific (CLS)

Composition:
Lipid 40%
Chlorophyll derivatives 3000 mg%
Carotenoids 100 mg%
Iodine 0,05%

Bioactive sap from Laminaria is obtained from the fat-soluble fraction of brown seaweed by saponification.

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Mannitol

Mannitol

Dietary food supplement (E421), odorless white powder.

Mannitol is obtained by extraction of natural raw materials - White Sea laminaria, without chemical or biological synthesis.

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Laminaria extract

Laminaria extract

Composition:
dry substance content 46-54%
pure protein 11-13%
amino acids 4.2-4.8%
iodine concentration 1 g/L

Brown non-transparent liquid with a caramel scent. Completely soluble in water. Density 1.28g/m3. pH (1% solution) - 3.9-4.2.

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Brown seaweed dry mask

Brown seaweed dry mask

COMPOSITION:
polysaccharides
minerals
fucoidan
vitamins
micro- and macroelements

Micro ionized seaweed, particle size is 75 microns.

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Fucus Ascophyllum

Fucus Ascophyllum

Fucus Ascophyllum is a type of brown algae. This seaweed provides the human body with vitamins, amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids. Furthermore, they contain the component fucoidan, which has antiviral, antitumor, immunoregulatory properties.

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Dried edible White Sea seaweed

Dried edible White Sea seaweed

Nutritional value per 100 g of product:
proteins 6.7 g
fats 1,56 g
carbohydrates 22 g
energy value per 100 g 123 kcal

Dried edible Fucus powder, particle size up to 200 microns. Dried edible crushed Fucus, particle size up to 3 mm.

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White Sea Seaweed Extract

White Sea Seaweed Extract

Composition:
minerals
vitamins
polysaccharides

Natural product made of Fucus seaweed, in the form of aqueous extract of Fucus seaweed concentrate.

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Brown seaweed dry mask

Brown seaweed dry mask

COMPOSITION:
polysaccharides
minerals
fucoidan
vitamins
micro- and macroelements

Micro ionized seaweed, particle size is 75 microns.


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Uses

Benefits of seaweed have been known for a long time. Moreover Laminaria (sea kale) can act as both, food and medicine, which Hippocrates have said even back in the ancient times.

Pet Food

Laminaria and Fucus are used in dietary supplements that contain many chemical elements, including a large amount of iodine for cattle, poultry, and pet food. This is an indeniable benefit for the successful farm development and good health of the animals.

Cosmetology

A wide range of cosmetics is made with the help of Laminaria and Fucus: various cleansing masks; anti-aging products, with which you can easily get rid of wrinkles and oily skin; scrubs; oils; hair and nails products, and much more. All cosmetics, based on the seaweed of the White Sea have historically established themselves as effective helpers in solving a particular problem related to human beauty.

Medicine

Initially, Fucus seaweed was used in traditional medicine and in this sense it served as the help in restoring the thyroid gland functioning. Today, pharmaceutical companies around the world use seaweed to create medicines and excipients aimed at treating and preventing various diseases: seaweed is used for arthritis and joint pain, for obesity and noticeable presence of excess weight, for constipation and other intestinal disorders, for iodine deficiency in the body. Fucus helps reduce pain and inflammation in the body and bone system.
The use of seaweed as a remedy after mosquito bites has also been repeatedly recorded.

Food

For several thousands years, mankind has been using Laminaria (“sea kale”) as a nutritional, therapeutic and prophylactic remedy.
Fucus algae contain biologically active compounds. Such compounds include fucoidan, concentrated alginic acid, and a large amount of iodine.
Also, the composition of the product contains various vitamins, the main ones are vitamins A and E, vitamins of group B, and even vitamin C.