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What is Fermented Cod Liver Oil?

What exactly is fermented cod liver oil? Is it safe? Is it a health food? How does fermentation work to extract the oil from the cod livers? How does this benefit the nutritional value of the cod liver oil? Get answers here!

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Liquid Fish Soil Rescue for Lawn, Pasture and Garden

I’d like to start a discussion on how we use our Soil Rescue product for our lawn, pasture and gardens, with the intention to invite you to share as well. Once you’ve read this post, please see the discount opportunity at the bottom when you comment and/or post a photo!

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Marine Stewardship Council Certification for Green Pasture Products

Green Pasture Products has received the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its premium-quality Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil. The MSC—an international non-profit organization launched to safeguard seafood supplies for the future—is the world’s leading certification program for sustainable wild-capture fish and seafood products.

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“Cod” Taxonomy: Understanding Scientific and Common Names

In basic biology lessons, grade school students typically learn about the concept of scientific (or taxonomic) classification. As students generally are told, taxonomy—the science of “naming, describing, and classifying organisms”[1]—makes it easier to find, identify, and study plants and animals (which, in taxonomic terms, are kingdoms, alongside other kingdoms such as bacteria and fungi).

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The Fermenting of Fish and Fish By-Products: Fish Sauces in Ancient Medicine and Cuisine

Many people are familiar with the idea that the ancient Romans used fish sauces in their cuisine but not many people realise that the most valued and expensive form of fish sauce was made from, what was perceived by the Romans themselves, as rotten or fermented fish viscera. This special sauce, known as garum, was valued by the elite but it was also used in ancient medicine. Why on earth would anyone ferment fish viscera?

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Historical Perspectives of Cod Liver Oil

Previously, to ensure high quality fish products, it was imperative that the mills were close to the water. The fish used were the fish which were available close to the mills. As Möller explains on page XLIV: “Or even as to the kind of fish from which they are taken. At Lofoten and Romasdalen the use of livers other than those of cod is out of the question, because no other fish are caught there. … In Finmarken the matter is entirely different. The making of cod liver oil goes on all the year round, but except during the unimportant spawning fishery the livers of cod fish are by no means the only raw material available for the caldron. Great quantities of haddock, coal fish, hake, torsk, ling, halibut, and wolf fish are caught, and last but not least, there is the porbeagle and the Greenland shark.

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