CHARCUTER-IFFIC!!!

Who doesn’t love a good charcuterie board?

Meaty, salty, indulgent, delicious. They are a perfect choice for any occasion, especially those special ones that come over the holiday season or during the long winter.

Here in Quebec we sometimes refer to these great products as “Corchonailles.” But it’s time your charcuterie repertoire expands with SeaDNA’s great line of “Phoconailles.”

From the Magdalen Islands, one of the most special places in the province, we are proud to bring to the Quebec mainland an amazing selection of specialty products featuring a great Canadian protein: seal.

Responsibly harvested and prepared with a lifetime of knowledge, it is Boucherie Cote a Cote we turn to for the man who knows how to make seal butchery magic.

Nicolas Beaupré (Co-propriétaire de la Boucherie Côte-à-côte) et Réjean Vigneau (Président de SeaDNA et Co-propriétaire de la Boucherie Côte-à-côte aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine). Crédit photo Dominique Lebel, 2017.

Rejean Vigneau has been working with seal for decades and his effort has helped shape best practices for an entire industry when it comes to processing and utilization. Vigneau and his team’s ability to integrate, understand and create flavours that compliment and improve the already great taste of seal means you are in for something special and wonderful on your table.

Whether it be a traditional pepperete, a terrine, effiloche, salami or smoked seal, SeaDNA seal charcuterie delivers a wild game experience that is incredibly tasty and features a wildly nutritious base.

Seal meat itself is very lean, but thankfully pork is a great compliment to provide both flavour and needed fat to these products. It is for this reason as well that these great charcuterie products can only be sold in Quebec.

Federally a seal is considered a fish. In Quebec however, it is considered a mammal. There are very few, if any, processing facilities in Canada that are approved for both classifications. This means that only here in Quebec we can mix pork with seal and make these amazing things for you. I guess that’s one more reason to consider yourself very lucky to come from this great province!!!

The Canadian seal harvest is quota-based like any wild hunt and is monitored and regulated by the Canadian government. The seal herd in the North Atlantic is completely sustainable and growing annually.


We encourage everyone from Quebec to discover a truly unique and delicious experience.

Discover Phoconailles today at www.seadna.ca

For more information: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

NEW RELEASE: SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Omega-3 Seal Oil

Sometimes all it takes is something small to lead to big changes. We at SeaDNA know this and that’s why we keep pushing ourselves to find new ways to help you live your best and healthiest life.

You may already be familiar with our classic Omega-3 Seal Oil softgels containing the remarkable power of DPA, but there is now a new way to integrate the most complete Omega-3 on the market into your daily routine.

After months of product testing and refining, SeaDNA is proud to announce our Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil is now on sale!!!

Along with its great taste, SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil gives you versatility and the choice to use this important health promoter any way you want. All you need is one teaspoon a day and you are on your way to better cardio protection, joint health and overall wellness.

The clean, smooth flavour has led customers to call it the “best tasting Omega-3” they’ve ever tried. The free form means you can easily take it on its own or add it to your morning juice, smoothie or even salad dressing and integrate it effortlessly into your diet. This includes the young ones in the family who may have some picky palettes. We have some great recipes for you on our blog.

RECIPES

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???? Omega-3 Salsa

???? Omega-3 Honey and Lime Trout

???? Omega-3 Gorgonzola Bruschetta

???? Omega-3 Citrus Smoothie

???? Omega-3 Guacamole

???? Citrus, Chocolate & Omega-3 Truffles

 

WHY CHOOSE SEADNA LEMON-FLAVOUR SEAL OIL?

CONTAINS DPA

This rare fatty acid has superpowers and SeaDNA Seal Oil is one of the best sources of it on earth. DPA is a third Omega-3 to go along with EPA and DHA. And chances are your supplement doesn’t have it.

Science has shown DPA is ten times more efficient than EPA at helping promote arterial health (Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, 1996).

DPA also helps the body integrate EPA and DHA, boosting overall Omega-3 levels better than supplements that just contain EPA and DHA (Neil, 2010) (Miller, 2013). 

SeaDNA Seal Oil is different from traditional fish based Omega supplements in many ways. DPA is a big part of that and the contrast continues at the molecular level.

Learn more about the differences between seal oil and fish oil.

 

RAPID ABSORPTION 

This may be a little sciencey but it has to do with the location of the triglyceride molecules. For a better description, we turn to Dr. Evan Lewis who has shown seal oil has benefits for athletes through scientific study. He explains here why he chose to use seal oil in an excerpt from that study.

Seal oil was chosen as the source of experimental N-3 supplement for this study because mammalian (seal) triacylglycerol molecules have N-3 PUFA fats primarily in the sn-1 and sn-3 positions, as opposed to the sn-2 position of fish oil N-3 PUFA [1516]. Fats in the sn-3 position are preferentially cleaved by sublingual lipases, and the sn-1 fat is cleaved in the small intestine, while the sn-2 fatty acid is left for later esterification [1417]. These structural differences are thought to enable chylomicrons and chylomicron remnants containing mammalian N-3 PUFA to have a higher rate of clearance from the blood compared to fish oil intake [18].

In basic terms, Dr. Lewis chose seal oil because his science indicates the human body absorbs and integrates the benefits of Seal Oil faster than that of fish oils. One term in that excerpt many will be looking at is “cleaved by sublingual lipases.” This means absorption occurs under the tongue as soon as SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil enters your mouth. This can lead to a more efficient intake of the benefits of an Omega-3.

EASY TO DIGEST

Another benefit of seal oil is any digestion issues you may have with your supplement should be a thing of the past. This is a purified, natural Omega-3 oil. It is not concentrated or messed with. It is also mammal to mammal integration so our bodies naturally deal with seal oil well. So you can say goodbye to those familiar but unwelcome burps.

NATURAL & CANADIAN

Another clear reason to look at making the switch to SeaDNA Seal Oil is we, as Canadians, don’t need to look far for proof of the healthy properties seal oil can provide. How did folks in the remote North or Atlantic Coast without access to steady supplies of fruits and vegetables survive and thrive for generations? The seal and its nutritional benefits is a critical reason how.

When it comes down to it, we all need Omega-3’s in our diet, no matter how old we are. We strongly believe seal oil is your best Omega-3 option and our new lemon-flavour is the best tasting Omega-3 supplement you have ever tried.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil: Natural, Unique, Pure and Canadian and your most complete Omega-3 option for the entire family.

To order: SeaDNA Shop

For price information or to stock SeaDNA Lemon-Flavour Seal Oil: [email protected]

 

Sources:

Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, et al. Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5, n-3), an elongation metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5, n-3), is a potent stimulator of endothelial cell migration on pretreatment in vitro, 1996.

Neil J. Mann, et al. Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, epub, 2010.

Miller E. et al, A short-term n-3 DPA supplementation study in humans. Eur J Nutr, 2013. 

An Omega-3 That Is Truly Canadian

It’s amazing how proud Canadians are of their country and how they celebrate products from right here at home. We know that our waters and lands are clean, our government regulations are strict but fair, and products that come to our table from Canada are world-class and safe for you and your family. They have to be.

So, when it comes to Omega-3 supplements we encourage you to go Canadian. No Omega-3 screams Canada more than SeaDNA Seal Oil.

This nation can be a tough place to live. It’s cold. It’s harsh. But mother nature provides. And for folks in the most remote parts of our country, seal has been a critical resource for generations. Seal’s unique nutrition value has helped allowed those without regular access to fruits or vegetables to not only survive, but thrive.

It is from our waters and from this amazing resource that SeaDNA harvests our Omega-3 Seal Oil. Naturally different from other Omega-3 supplements, seal oil provides not only EPA and DHA but the rare fatty acid DPA, which has amazing properties itself. 

Science has shown DPA isn’t only more efficient than EPA at promoting arterial health, it also helps the body integrate and utilized all three fatty acids at a greater level than fish oils. This suggests the health benefits an Omega-3 brings are felt just a little more readily when you choose seal oil. (Link: What is DPA?)

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WHERE DOES YOUR OMEGA-3 COME FROM?

A recent article in the Financial Times: “Fisheries challenged by rising cost of fish oil in feed”points out some of the issues that come from sourcing fish-based Omega-3’s. From over-fishing to genetic modification to sustainability concerns to the harvesting of fish stocks mainly from South America and not Canada, it’s all in there.

None of these issues exist with our harp seal oil.

The harp seal population in the North Atlantic is incredibly abundant. The seal herd is an estimated 7.5 million or more (according to Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans) and is growing annually. The DFO’s quota-based and strictly enforced harvest means that this resource, our Canadian resource, will be responsibly used and not over-fished. (Link: DFO Sealing Website)

 

When it comes to your Omega-3 you can choose a product that is natural, wild harvested from our icy waters, has unique Omega-3 properties, is pure and never concentrated, is of the highest quality, and is guaranteed Canadian front to back…or you can choose not to.

We encourage all Omega-3 users to look at a new choice, the complete choice: SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil.

For more information or to order: https://boutique.seadna.ca/catalog

Also available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B072LYBY85

NATURAL. UNIQUE. PURE. CANADIAN.

 

GOLD MEDAL SEAL

When chef Walid El-Tawel, the force behind Ottawa’s brilliant Fairouz, started his preparation for the prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition in the capital his plan was clear.

“At Fairouz our philosophy and vision has been to marry great Canadian ingredients with Middle Eastern flavours and nuances. So, we embarked on a mission to find what demonstrates Canadian heritage and pays respect to Middle Eastern food culture,” El-Tawel said.

This mission brought El-Tawel to one protein in particular: SeaDNA seal meat, a unique Canadian canvas on which he was able to put his own creative spin.

“Seal came on to my radar a few months ago when Louis Diament brought in a guest from Montreal who did a demonstration at the restaurant for us. It stayed in the back of my mind and followed up that day with lots of research and found that seal is just as a part of Canadian history as maple syrup and foie gras.”

El-Tawel continues: “I embraced the opportunity to celebrate Canada’s rich culinary heritage by celebrating lesser known protein sources because as Chefs it is our job to be educators. Canada 150 played a huge role in how we approached the dish philosophy.  I believe we embodied what it is to be a modern Middle Eastern in Canada and what Fairouz food culture is.”

Gold Medal Plates means hundreds of discerning palates to impress and taste-buds to blow away and El-Tawel was able to fuse his heritages in a way that showcased both his skills and remarkable culinary imagination.

“The dish was Ras al Hanout crusted seal with rose & hibiscus fluid gel and pickled lentils. The Ras al Hanout 21 ingredient spice blend was a marriage between middle eastern ingredients and Canadian ingredients. We used seaweed from the Haida Gwaii, dulse from the East coast to add some nice underlying saltiness to the spice blend.”

Visually stunning and utterly delicious, El-Tawel’s Gold Medal offering earned rave reviews from those in attendance including foodies, Olympians, and critics.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Chef Walid is creating some amazing hometown fare with his Fairouz earning nods such as: Best New Restaurant In Canada – Top 30 (EnRoute), Best Restaurant in Ottawa – Top 10 (Ottawa Magazine) and is listed at #46 in Canada’s top 100 restaurants.

We congratulate Walid for the honour of competing in Gold Medal Plates and salute him for helping showcase one of Canada’s truly great products.

For reservations and more info on Fairouz in Ottawa: https://www.fairouz.ca/

For more information on SeaDNA Seal Meat: http://www.seadna.ca

 

 

Go Wild With Seal

We realize that at first wild game can seem a little intimidating. But each different game has its own flavour characteristics and can be a very rewarding meal. If you have never tried seal, it is similar to beef but carries its own unique and inviting taste.

The hunt to eat healthy has led to more and more Canadians adding wild game to their diet. There are many factors that consumers weight before making this decision. Here are a couple reasons why SeaDNA Seal Meat is a great, healthy choice:

Benefits Of Wild Game Vs. Farm Meats

1. LEANER:

Most farm-raised animals live a much more sedentary lifestyle and often have a higher fat diet designed to increase bulk. Wild game eat a natural diet and are generally much more active. Seal is incredibly lean (2% fat) as the fat layer is separate from the meat of the mammal.

2. NATURALLY RAISED:

SeaDNA Seal Meat is wild caught in the icy waters off the coast of Atlantic Canada. It is free of added hormones or antibiotics.

3. CONTAINS OMEGA-3:

Wild game meat has Omega-3 running through it and seal is no different. Omega-3’s have been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease and can aid in the battle against arthritis among other benefits.

4. MORE NUTRITIOUS:

Game is known for its great nutritional value and seal certainly fits the bill. It is packed with protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin B-12. 

 

5. LOW IN FAT AND CALORIES:

When compared to farmed animals such as cows and chickens, SeaDNA seal meat has an average of 2% fat while their domesticated competitors typically have a fat content of 25-30%. Not just any fat either. We’re talking a lot less saturated fat (the bad fat).  Compared to other wild game meat, it is the lowest in calories (100 Kcal/100g).

 

SEAL MEAT (per portion of 100 g)
CALORIES:  1oo
PROTEIN:  23g
FAT: 1g

 

HARP SEAL LOIN

 

 

HARP SEAL FLIPPER

 

 

Seal Meat Cuts

If you’re wondering about the variety of cuts available, seal steaks, seal shoulders (flipper), sausages, merguez, burger are the most common options, and seal sausages is a surprisingly lean choice.

Click here for more information on our seal cuts and seal charcuteries (Phoconailles). 

 

Cooking Seal Meat

When it comes to cooking wild game, you may be interested to know that the guidelines are pretty similar to how you would cook any red meat. There is only one hard-set rule with cooking wild meats: don’t overcook. As previously mentioned, wild game is very lean, which means that if you cook it too long, the meat is sure to dry out big time.

On our website, you can find different seal meat recipes:

 

Where to Buy Seal Meat?

Our seal meat is available in different butcher shops, fish markets and specialty stores and restaurants across the country.  Click here to find out about our most recent update of the locations offering seal meat.   Please note that you might have to call in advance to order your seal meat or to make sure that the restaurant is currently offering seal meat on its menu.

 

The Canadian Seal Harvest

The Canadian seal harvest is no different from any other wild game harvest. The Canadian government sets an annual quota, monitors and regulates the hunt, and ensures that any part of the animal used for human consumption is tested and safe.

You can find more info on the straight seal facts, seal populations, myths and realities on SeaDNA’s website. You can also find a lot of additional information on Seals & Sealing Network website.

 

 

The Arthritis Fight and SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil

 

Arthritis.

If you are reading this there’s a good chance you or someone you love struggles with it.

According to the Arthritis Society the affliction impacts 1-in-6 Canadians over the age of 15 every single day. That’s 4.6 million people in our country alone. And this number is only expected to increase.

There is no cure for arthritis but there are treatments, things we can do to relieve those stiff and painful joints. Omega-3 fatty acids are one avenue to turn to and we believe SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is your best and most complete option if you do head down this road.

DPA MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

Most Omega-3’s help the body with Arthritis thanks to two fatty acids called EPA and DHA. SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil however, has THREE fatty acids doing the work: EPA, DHA and DPA.

DPA is a rare fatty acid that seal oil contains naturally in relatively balanced proportion to EPA and DHA. It is only found in high-concentrations in a few places on earth, another being mother’s milk. DPA has not been studied as intensively as EPA and DHA, but the science we do have illustrating the benefits of DPA is striking.

BLOOD VESSEL REPAIR

Damaged blood vessels lead to arthritis symptoms and DPA has been found to be ten times more efficient than EPA at a critical function that combats this: endothelial migration. This process helps vessels clear out problems and begin to be healthier. 

Scientists in Japan discovered it took just 10 percent of the amount of DPA compared to EPA required to achieve maximal endothelial migration. This is a clear indication that DPA has real, tangible benefits for those in the fight against Arthritis.

STOP INFLAMMATION BEFORE IT STARTS

Another way Seal Oil and DPA helps is the way it interacts with proteins called C-reactive (CRP) that show up in the blood when there is inflammation in the body.

A study conducted at Pennsylvania University found that those who had high-levels of CRP had decreased levels of DPA.

This indicates those battling arthritis may benefit from Omega-3 supplementation with DPA and it could lead to less CRP in the blood.

IMPROVE YOUR OMEGA-3/6 RATIO

Quebec-based researcher Caroline Morin and her team have also looked at DPA and found it to be very potent in helping our body restore a healthy Omega-3/6 ratio. As we age, our body naturally shifts to a more Omega-6 heavy diet which can throw things out of whack internally. Adding Omega-3 to our diet is the only way to revert this change.

Morin et al found that DPA monoacylglyceride given in prevention is able to modify the _-3/_-6 ratio, thus providing anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative properties to DPA metabolites.

This is about as clear a finding you can ask to illustrate DPA can benefit the fight against inflammation.

Now, let us be clear: we are not suggesting that SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is a miracle drug that will end your arthritis woes overnight. We do strongly believe however, this is a great natural option to help and the science behind DPA does show it might be your best Omega-3 option.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil is also natural (never artificially modified like concentrated fish oil), won’t lead to digestion or burping issues, is more easily integrated and absorbed by the body due to the seal being a mammal, and is purified to the highest industry standards.

It is also a sustainable and wonderfully Canadian product.

We encourage everyone that is dealing with arthritis or know someone who is, to try or recommend SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil, or to at least further examine it.

For more information: www.seadna.ca or email us at [email protected]

 

SOURCES:

Ann C. Skulas-Ray, * Michael R. Flock, Chesney K. Richter, William S. Harris, Sheila G. West 1.3 and Penny M. Kris-Etherton., Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Red Blood Cell Docosapentaenoic Acid (DPA n-3) is Inversely Associated with Triglycerides and C-reactive Protein (CRP) in Healthy Adults and Dose-Dependently Increases Following n-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation, Nutrients (2015).

Calder PC. 2006. n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, inflammation, and inflammatory diseases. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 83 (Suppl 6): 1505S-1519S.

Caroline Morin, Pierre U Blier, and Samuel Fortin. Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosapentaenoic acid monoglycerides are more potent than docosahexaenoic acid monoglyceride to resolve inflammation in a rheumatoid arthritis model. Arthritis Res Ther. 2015; 17: 142.

Jean-Charles Hogue, Contribution of cholesterol ester transfer protein to the heterogeneity of LDL particles in heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. 2004. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Laval University.

Kremer JM, Lawrence DA, Petrillo GF, LL Litts, Mullaly PM, Rynes IR, Stocker RP, Parhami N, Greenstein NS, Fuchs BR, Mathur A, Robinson DR, R Sperling, Bigaouette J. 1995. Effects of high-dose fish rheumatoid arthritis after stopping nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Arthritis & Rheumatism 38 (8): 1107-1114.

Kremer, J.M. 2000. n23 Fatty acid supplements in rheumatoid arthritis. Am J Clin Nutr 2000; 71 (suppl): 349S-51S

Lau CS, Morley KD, Belch JJ. 1993. Effects of fish oil supplementation on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug requirement in patients with mild rheumatoid arthritis – a double-blind placebo controlled study. British Journal of Rheumatology 32 (11): 982-989.

MacLean CH, Mojica WA, Morton SC, Pencharz J, Hasenfeld Garland R, Tu W, Newberry SJ, Jungvig LK, Grossman J, Khanna P, Rhodes S, Shekelle P. 2004. Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on lipids and glycemic control in type II diabetes and the metabolic syndrome and on inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, renal disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and osteoporosis. Summary, Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 89. AHRQ No. 04-E012-2. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Nakamura K, Kariyazono H, Komokata T, Hamada N, Sakata R, Yamada K. 2005. Influence of preoperative administration of ω-3 fatty acid-enriched supplement on inflammatory and immune responses in patients undergoing major surgery for cancer. Nutrition 21(6):639-645

Neil J. Mann, et al. Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, epub, 2010.

Olendzki B, Leung K, Van Buskirk S, et al. Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with marine and botanical oils: influence on serum lipids. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 201; 2011: 827286.

Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, Ikuo Morita, Sei-itsu Murota. Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5, n -3), an elongation metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5, n-3) is a potente stimulator of endothelial cell migration on pretreatment in vitro. 54(5):319-25 (1996).

Volker D, Fitzgerald P, Major G, Garg M. 2000. Efficacy of fish oil concentrate in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The Journal of Rheumatology 27(10):2343-2346.

 

SEADNA: LIVING THE SMART WAY

We’re closing in on a gathering that promises to be something special for those with a thirst for healthy living and discovery.

For the third straight year the “Live the Smart Way Expo” will set up shop in the capital of this beautiful country of ours and SeaDNA is proud to be taking part on November 11th and 12th.

With unique Omega-3 choices and perhaps the most nutritious jerky ever brought to market, SeaDNA is ready to once again turn heads and educate the Ottawa audience about seal and the quality products this amazing Canadian resource provides.

SEADNA OMEGA-3 SEAL OIL

Our classic Omega-3 softgels continue to grow in popularity with Canadians from coast-to-coast as they discover the benefits of seal oil. With a balanced and natural fatty acid ratio that includes DPA (a rare Omega-3 with incredible qualities), it is a true alternative for supplement users.

LEMON-FLAVOURED SEAL OIL


Those attending in Ottawa will also be among the first to sample our new Lemon-Flavoured Omega-3 Oil. Months of research, product testing and planning has gone into producing an oil with all the great benefits of our softgels but in a form that lends itself to multiple uses. With its clean, smooth taste it can be taken on its own or mixed into your favourite smoothie, salad dressing or any creation you might imagine.

SEADNA SEAL JERKY

The final product SeaDNA will be showcasing is our new Seal Jerky in two delicious flavours: Maple, Chipotle, Pepper and Teriyaki. Packed with protein, loaded with iron, magnesium, zinc and almost fat-free this jerky exemplifies just why seal is truly a Canadian Superfood. 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Live the Smart Way is the brainchild of Kathy Smart, one of Canada’s most respected and decorated nutrition experts. Her and her team personally vet each participant to ensure that company aligns with the vision for the Expo to inspire our country to be the healthiest on earth.

We invite everyone to join us and visit SeaDNA in Booth 512 to experience the evolution of a Canadian tradition for yourself.

For more information ahead of the Live the Smart Way Expo: [email protected]

 

 

 

IT’S SHOW TIME: SEADNA AT CHFA EAST 2017!

If you’ve ever logged on to www.SeaDNA.ca then you’ve probably seen a simple statement. Four little words that encapsulate what SeaDNA Canada is all about:

Natural.
Unique.
Pure.
Canadian.

With this in mind we are gearing up for the biggest health show in Eastern Canada: CHFA Toronto.

The Canadian Health Food Association’s health show in T.O. brings together a “who’s who” of the industry in one (large and extremely busy) place. Over 850 exhibitors representing the best in the Canadian health industry will assemble at the Toronto Convention Centre on September 16th and 17th. SeaDNA is proud that our great seal products will be showcased to this educated and experienced crowd of health product experts.

SeaDNA will be presenting three products at CHFA:

  • Our Omega-3 Seal Oil capsules
  • Our Omega-3 Seal Oil in free form *New*
  • Our Chipotle, Pepper & Maple Seal Jerky *New*

SEADNA OMEGA-3 SEAL OIL CAPSULES

Both SeaDNA capsules and our new Lemon Oil have the same great properties and are a natural alternative to the often highly concentrated oils that promise artificially increased levels of EPA and DHA.

Why Seal Oil?

1/ Contains DPA:

DPA occurs naturally in few places: Seal Oil and a mother’s breast milk are two.  DPA intensifies the benefits of traditional Omega-3’s (DHA and EPA).

 

2/ 10 X More Effective:

The maximal stimulation of endothelial cell migration by DPA can be achieved using only 1/10 of the required EPA concentration.

3/ Easy to digest:

The mammalian molecular triglyceride structure of the seal is more easily accepted by the human body which means no “fishy burps” and optimal absorption for better results.

 *NEW* SEADNA LEMON- FLAVOURED OMEGA-3 SEAL OIL

More Omega-3 Every Day:

Only 1 teaspoon equals 800mg of DHA+EPA+DPA!

Even Better Absorption:

Seal oil molecules have Omega-3 fats primarily in the sn-1 and sn-3 positions as opposed to the sn-2 position of fish oil. Fats in the sn-3 position are more readily absorbed by the body. In a liquid form seal oil has been shown to promote even faster absorption, leading to greater effectiveness.

Ideal For Kids:

No capsules to swallow and easy to add to the morning juice!

Easy To Incorporate Into Your Daily Routine:

Add it to your smoothie or salad!

*NEW* SeaDNA SEAL JERKY 

The great, natural benefits seal can provide can also be found in our new seal jerky, which we are excited to also present at CHFA East.

A quick search of the Googles will tell you that a “Superfood” is defined as “a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.”

They are foods that offer something special. An extra boost from mother nature that separates it from the pack.

SeaDNA Seal Jerky is exactly this. In fact, it might just be the most nutritious jerky option on the market. Check this out:


Yes. Those are the correct values. For each 30g serving you get 15g of protein. This ratio is almost unheard of. And it has plenty of other great health benefits too.

Oh, We should also mention that SeaDNA Seal Jerky tastes fantastic!

Our smoky blend of chipotle, pepper & maple compliments the natural taste of the seal to create a high-energy, delicious jerky product that stands alone among its peers.

The good folks behind CHFA East in Toronto proclaim in their show preview that “there’s always something new to discover.”

We agree.

SeaDNA Omega-3 Seal Oil and our natural Seal Jerky are ready to be discovered and experienced as this evolution of a Canadian tradition continues. 

SeaDNA Canada will be in Booth 2112 at the Canada Health Food Association’s East Trade Show in Toronto on September 16th and 17th.

For more information on SeaDNA Canada: www.seadna.ca or email [email protected].

 

Our seal products are approved and certified by:

 

REFERENCES:

(1) F.Shahidi, et al. Seal blubber oil: a novel source of w3 fatty acids, 1996.

(2) Toshie Kanayasu-Toyoda, et al. Docosapentaenoic acid (22:5, n-3), an elongation metabolite of eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5, n-3), is a potent stimulator of endothelial cell migration on pretreatment in vitro, 1996.

(3) Neil J. Mann, et al. Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, epub, 2010.

(4) Wang J, et al. Effect of chemical randomization on positional distribution and stability of omega-3 oil triacylglycerols, 2010.

(5) Mason RP, Sherratt SC.Omega-3 fatty acid fish oil dietary supplements contain saturated fats and oxidized lipids that may interfere with their intended biological benefits, 2017.

(6) Mann NJ, et al. Effects of seal oil and tuna-fish oil on platelet parameters and plasma lipid levels in healthy subjects, 2010.

 

Seal Showcase at YUL EAT!

One of the most anticipated culinary events of the summer is right around the corner and we at SeaDNA are thrilled that seal is taking center stage.

YUL EAT brings together the epicurious looking to explore unique tastes and new experiences. We can safely say both will be delivered by the talented chefs utilizing our incredibly nutritious and delicious seal offerings.

For the chefs who are drawn to seal, it can be an inspiration. Locally sourced, sustainable, secure and uniquely Canadian; it serves as the canvas for these culinary artists.

Chef Jonathan Lapierre-Rehayem

Jonathan Lapierre-Rehayem and Ben Lenglet are two that have been captivated by seal. Together they are helping to mold the next generation of great Quebec chefs at the Institute de Tourisme et d’Hotellerie du Quebec (ITHQ) here in Montreal. And we are proud that their pupils will also be taking part in YUL EAT alongside their instructors, showcasing their world-class skills that belie their “student” label.

ITHQ Students in Action

As a team Lapierre-Rehayem and Lenglet have worked with their students to produce something truly special for YUL EAT. Taking influence from Lapierre-Rehayem’s travels across Asia, this spirit will be infused with local products to take attendees on a culinary journey.

Their offering will see Yakitori style seal loin paired with deer heart and smoked bacon, lacquered with a maple-soya glaze. A homemade kimchi finishes the preparation, elevating the dish to a new level.

Chef Benoit Lenglet

Their offering will be available in the Smokehouse area of YUL EAT on Sunday, September 3rd.

Also bringing seal to the masses at YUL EAT will be Marcelo Argueta. Passionate about quality local ingredients, his Northern inspired creation will be available in Le Parcours Gourmand on Saturday, September 2nd.

Chef Marcelo Argueta

Le Parcours offers smaller bites than the Smokehouse and Argueta has designed a dish that combines his extensive skill and his love for wild flavours.

Utilizing unique and delicious seal sausage prepared by the most talented seal artisan on the East Coast, Argueta has worked hard to find Nordic and traditional ingredients to complete the offering.

Argueta will pair the seal sausage with mustard green chips, marigold and a sorrel emulsion. The ingredients intimate the seal’s natural environment and the clean and tasty offering will leave you in awe. Le Parcours Gourmand will open at noon on Saturday.

We encourage everyone to head down to YUL EAT, experience a fantastic culinary event and of course, discover just how amazing seal can be! More information can be found at: www.festivalyuleat.com

For more information on SeaDNA’s CFIA approved seal meat you can contact us directly at [email protected] or log on to our website at: www.seadna.ca.

If you are thinking about adding it to your restaurant menu, seal is considered a fish and not a game meat and is therefore able to be served at any restaurant in Canada. For ordering information and a price list contact us at [email protected].

Here’s a video from YUL EAT.

Here’s an article from Journal le Métro.