Algae Flakes, Umami

The typical green colour and the texture in the mouth make Algae Flakes a unique asset in the kitchen.

Africa, Asia, Australia, Central Europe, North America, North Europe, South America, South Europe
Taste / Aroma
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Coquille St Jacques, Herring, Lobster, Mushroom, Mussel, Oyster, Strawberry
12-16 °C, Dry

Flavour and use
Algae Flakes are particularly well-suited to the purpose of adding colour and flavour to a variety of dishes. Depending on the main ingredient, they add a subtle salty fish flavour or, in combination with white chocolate, a sweet note. The typical green colour and the texture in the mouth make Algae Flakes a unique asset in the kitchen.

These algae are a very powerful source of chlorophyll and contain high concentrations (>60%) of protein, vitamins, trace elements and Omega 3 fatty acids. Algae can form an important and sustainable substitute for animal proteins. It is also claimed that algae help to cleanse the body, provide extra energy and boost the immune system. 

Rob’s Hidden Treasures
“30 years' travel experience and my passion for cooking brought me into contact with ingredients and eating habits of people all over the world. These experiences have taught me what is delicious, special and healthy. 'Rob’s Hidden Treasures' is my personal selection of products that I see as an asset in the professional kitchen.”  Rob Baan


Bitter, Salty, Bitter
Arabic, Asian, Baltic, Chinese, Creolic, Nederlands, French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Nordic, North American, Peruvian, Portugese, Russian, South American, Spanish
Baking, Blanching, Blitzing / Mashing, Breading, Covering, Decoration, Deep frying, Garnish, Smoke, Sous vide, Steaming
Black, Brown, Green
Alcohol, Cheese, Cocktail, Crustaceans, Dessert, Fish, Fruit, Functional, Lunch, Main course, Meat, Soup, Starter, Sushi, Vegetarian, Vegetables
Taste Friends
Cheese (others), Chocolate, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Crustaceans others, Cod, Eel, Monkfish, Salmon, Fish (saltwater), Fish (freshwater), Shellfish, Apple, Cucumber, Lemon, Lime, Pineapple, Pumpkin, Dill, Fennel, Mint, Sage, Ants, Insects (others), Offals, Porcini mushrooms, Shiitake mushroom, Truffle, Mushrooms (others), Duck, Scallop, Oyster, Squid, Salt, Artichokes, Cauliflower, Onion, Couscous, Egg, Ponzu, Rice, Seaweed, Soy sauce, Sugar, Tofu, Yuzu