There are so many ways to use Atlantic Dulse in every day meals! You may ask, “What is Atlantic Dulse?”. 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 all […]
This is a collection of blog posts about specific seaweeds you may wish to know more about.
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. 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 […]
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: Lung 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 […]
Scientists are studying agar to measure its ability to help manage diabetes. Lots more need to be reserached but findings to date are hopeful!
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
There are different types of unrefined salts available, which is best? Like sugar, salt has been portrayed as a vilain, what’s the evidence?
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 […]
Fish & seaweed dish by Chef Joe Baugh, Jersey UK. Sea Lettuce is common around the world and grows well in many different climates. It grows naturally in a variety of shapes (ribbons, tuffs or sheets) and can be flat or ruffled, thick and waxy or tissue like and translucent. The colour can vary from […]