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Kombu & Kelp – What’s the Difference?

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 […]

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, […]

Why Iodine is Critical To Our Health

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 […]

5 Ways Seaweed Helps to Detox Your Body Daily

Detox gently everyday by adding seaweed to your diet. Enable the body self-regulatory mechanisms that naturally eliminate toxic substances & invaders.

Which Seaweed Should I Eat? Red, Green & Brown

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.

Brown Seaweeds – All You Need to Know

All seaweeds can broadly be divided into three groups – red, green and brown. Just as we know we should eat a variety of land vegetable colours, so should we eat a variety of seaweed colours for optimal health. Brown seaweeds are known for their high iodine content.  This group includes some of the largest […]

Seaweed Smoothies To Surprise and Delight

Seaweed is a nutrition powerhouse – definitely one of nature’s superfoods, it simply contains everything the body requires: all minerals, trace elements & vitamins, essential amino & fatty acids, anti-oxidants, fibre, protein, no cholesterol, very low fat, low GI sugars, and a store of life extending compounds that science is just starting to understand. Seaweed […]

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