Many ask us, ‘Can I use seaweed as a salt substitute? The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, we think seaweed is the new salt! There is an increasing body of evidence which links eating a little seaweed regularly, to multiple health benefits – including reduced inflammation, improved digestion and sleep, reduced blood […]
This seaweed blog is a collection of blog articles on the ocean’s superfoods.
Imagine a carbon negative food source which is iodine and iron rich (as well as offering a range of other vitamins, minerals and nutrients like calcium and Vitamin B12), offers plant protein, a source of vegan collagen, has been associated with detoxification, gut health, the reduction of inflammation, is dairy and gluten free, offers a range of new flavours…imagine seaweeds, or sea vegetables!
Our blogs are divided into two categories:
- General information about seaweeds
- Information about specific seaweeds you may be interested in
Does a regular dose of seaweed help to lower blood pressure? To understand this, we need to first consider what high blood pressure is, and common dietary causes of raised blood pressure, before delving into how eating seaweed can help to lower blood pressure. A word about blood pressure and high blood pressure Pressure in […]
Why eat a raw Nori snack, you ask? We have been fans of raw nori seaweed for years and we continue to offer larger boxes of both wild harvested and farmed nori (also known as karengo in New Zealand). But our mission is to make it easier for people to eat seaweed everyday~ to remove […]
Learn all about iodine and seaweeds – why iodine is essential, what happens if you don’t have enough, where to get iodine from and why we believe adding seaweed to your diet offers the best natural, bioavailable source of iodine, rather than taking iodine supplement,or eating foods which have been chemically fortified with iodine. What […]
There are so many ways to use Atlantic Dulse in every day meals, we have just brainstormed at least 8! Atlantic Dulse is a red seaweed that grows naturally throughout the Atlantic, so it’s typically referred to as ‘Atlantic Dulse’. It has been used in food and medicine for centuries for wellbeing – from ancient times […]
Make Irish Moss gel at home using a raw method, or you can add a little heat to speed up the process if you are in a rush. Note that heat may compromise the nutrient density of the gel so raw is preferred (if time permits!). Please follow these instructions step-by-step, and you will be […]
Learn how to use Irish Moss seaweed in a number of different ways – a functional food, or a home remedy for coughs and colds or to boost immunity. We also offer some DIY beauty treatments with super easy recipes you can try at home. This is a remarkable red marine algae (seaweed) which offers […]
The health benefits of Irish Moss seaweed are extensive. This red marine algae has exensive medical and cosmetic applications, some of which have been used since the 1830s – we’d call that tried and tested! This amazing seaweed has been thought to have a positive effect on a wide variety of ailments including: Respiratory conditions […]
What is Irish Moss? Is it the same as Sea Moss? The short answer is yes, but as always read on for clarification! ‘Sea Moss’ has become a bit of an umbrella term for a number of species of red seaweeds (sea mosses) which produce a jelly-like substance in their cell walls. The two main […]
What is Kombu Seaweed? Kombu is simply the Japanese word for dried sea kelp. 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). Various species of kelp grow around the world, according to climate, […]
Kelp is the collective name for approximately 300 species of brown seaweeds belonging to the order of Laminariales. Kelps grow close to the surface, in coastal waters and near rocky plateaus, and tend to thrive in colder seas. Kelp is a highly edible sea vegetable which offers unmatched iodine, naturally occuring as well as a […]
Seaweeds And Umami – Add Deliciousness to Your Cooking & Learn About Some of the Surprising Health Benefits!
Strong Umami dishes are the result of the synergistic combination of different Umami foods as well as the releasing & concentrating of the amino acids.