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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:

  1. General information about seaweeds
  2. Information about specific seaweeds you may be interested in

How to Make Irish Moss Gel at Home

Irish Moss can be used in vegan and vegetarian cooking, or beauty treatments or to build immunity. There are many ways to purchase Irish Moss but we prefer going back to source – the raw seaweed. You will need to make a gel from this raw seaweed but you can rest assured the goodness from […]

How To Use Irish Moss Seaweed.

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 Remarkable Health Benefits of Irish Moss Seaweed.

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: Bronchitis Respiratory […]

What is Irish Moss Seaweed?

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 […]

Can Adding Agar To Your Diet Lower GI Levels?

Scientists are studying agar to measure its ability to help manage diabetes. Lots more need to be reserached but findings to date are hopeful!

Seaweed Blooms – When Good becomes Bad

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 & Kelp – What’s the Difference?

Kombu is 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). Kelp seaweeds grow in underwater “forests”  in shallow oceans. They require nutrient-rich water with temperatures between 6 […]

Why Eat Kelp?

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, […]

Creating Meals with Umami Flavour

Strong Umami dishes are the result of the synergistic combination of different Umami foods as well as the releasing & concentrating of the amino acids.

Can Umami Flavour Be Used as a Clinical Tool?

Given the positive effect Umami has on other tastes could it be a clinical tool to help people with their dietary requirements?

MSG & Umami – Are They The Same Thing?

While MSG and Umami may be chemically similar, there is an important distinction that significantly affects the way it reacts in your body.

Why Kelp Salt?

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. Is salt really the enemy, or is it the amount and type of salt that we eat which matters […]

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