What is Sea Chicory? Sea Chicory (Chondracanthus chamissoi) is a red algae or sea vegetable endemic to the Peruvian or Chilean coast. It is fondly referred to by Peruvians as ‘Cocha Yuyos’, Chileans as ‘Chicorea de mar’, and Japanese as ‘Yanaginori’. Dry, Sea Chicory can resemble wire wool one would use to clean pots in […]
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
Learn all about Sea Lettuce in this short blog which explains what it is, why you should eat Sea Lettuce, what to expect and how to get started. What is Sea Lettuce? Sea Lettuce is a common green seaweed found around the world and grows well in many different climates. It grows naturally in a […]
Seaweed Spaghetti, hot new superfood? Chef Jamie Oliver has praised its mineral-packed charms, while Heston Blumenthal adores its delicate, smoky flavour.
One of the most commong questions we are asked is, ‘How do I start eating seaweed?’. Here are some useful tips and suggetions on how to easily incorporate seaweed into what you are already eating so you don’t need to re-invent the wheel when it comes to what you consume on a daily basis! Increasing […]
Our ten top tips for eating seaweed are a great place to start if you are new to the world of sea vegetables (also known as seaweeds). Knowing where to start and how to use them in your kitchen can seem slightly daunting. Don’t worry – sea vegetables come in so many varieties, many of […]
Seaweeds were the first plants on earth & the very foundation of the food chain. They have played an important role from the very beginning of life on earth.
Understanding The Full Nutritional Value of Seaweeds: Vitamins, Minerals, Protein, Carbohydrates & Fat
The nutritional value of seaweed far surpasses that of land plants. The first plants on earth, they are among the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet.
Best seaweed to buy / which one you should eat depends on a few factors: the culinary application, the sensory experience and also the nutritional needs.
The health benefits of Agar are surprising and varied. Increasingly, it is being recognised as a superfood, due to the amazing health benefits it offers when consumed as part of our daily diet. Let’s explore some of the ways in which it supports our wellbeing below. Agar is the name for the natural jelly produced […]
Why Eat Dulse you ask? Well, this is an incredible superfood of the sea – Dulse has remarkable, unique nutritional benefits that you can incorporate into your diet and it happens to taste particularly delicious too! For centuries, this sea vegetable, with its scientific name Palmaria referring to its fan-like shape, has been hailed as […]
Seaweeds balance the body by supplying all the basic elements critical to optimal functioning, including boosting metabolism & regulating various activities.