Scientists are studying agar to measure its ability to help manage diabetes. Lots more need to be reserached but findings to date are hopeful!
Algae bloom on a Chinese beach. Seaweeds are good for the environment and, we believe, offer unparalleled nutritional value. They are rich in nutrients, clean and detox their environments and reduce carbon in the atmosphere. However, ‘seaweed blooms’ can become a nuisance when seaweeds take advantage of extra nutrients in sewage or farm runoffs, often […]
Kombu is the Japanese word for dried sea kelp. In China it is called Haidai. Kombu/Kelp/Haidai, are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae (Phaeophyceae) in the order Laminariales. There are about 30 different genera* around the world (see Laminariales for more information). Kelps grow in underwater “forests” in shallow oceans. They require nutrient-rich water with […]
Ecklonia radiata kelp, also called North Island Kelp Kelp is the regarded as the best natural source of iodine available and generally, a positive substitute for salt. Kelp contains less sodium than salt, yet tastes salty and also provides additional minerals required by the human body. Kombu is the Japanese name for kelp. In Japan, […]
Strong Umami dishes are the result of the synergistic combination of different Umami foods as well as the releasing & concentrating of the amino acids.
Given the positive effect Umami has on other tastes could it be a clinical tool to help people with their dietary requirements?
While MSG and Umami may be chemically similar, there is an important distinction that significantly affects the way it reacts in your body.
How we experience food is a multisensory experience involving taste, feel of the food in our mouths, aroma, and the feasting of the eyes!
Umami taste has a long history in cooking but it is only recently that it has been attributed to glutamate, with its culinary effects fully understood.
For years, doctors and government regulators alike have been telling us to reduce our salt intake for health reasons. They say too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even death. But is this true? Is salt really the enemy, or is it the type of salt that we eat […]
Iodine is regarded as one of the most important trace minerals for human health and it plays a vital biochemical function in the regulation of hormone levels in the body. Iodine is essential in the bio-synthesis of the hormone thyroxine, also known as the thyroid hormone, which regulates metabolism. Why We Need Iodine The World Health Organisation […]