Sea Vegetables - A close look at 4 popular seaweed varieties
Health Benefits of Sea Vegetables
Organic Atlantic Dulse - Dulse is a red seaweed harvested along the Atlantic coast of North America and can be found in Ireland and Norway. Dulse is eaten raw, roasted, fried, dried, or used as a thickening agent for soups. Dulse contains significant levels of calcium and potassium. Benefits of dulse also include helping to lower blood pressure, improves eyesight and the health of your thyroid gland.
Organic Toasted Sushi Nori- Sushi Nori is an edible algae which turns dark green when dried. The best type of nori has a perfect and consistent thickness without any holes. Nori offers one of the broadest range of nutrients of any food. The chemical composition of seaweed is so close to human blood plasma, eating Nori helps to purify and detoxify the blood. Nori nutrients include calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper, selenium, and zinc and vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, as well as niacin, folic acid, and taurine.
Pacific Kombu - A member of the kelp family, kombu is a versatile pantry ingredient that provides dishes with umami flavor, nutrients, and minerals. Dried kombu can be used to make broth, added to beans to make them more digestible, and eaten in salads. Kombu does not have a fishy taste, but rather an earthy quality much like a mushroom which makes it the best choice for flavoring dashi and other soup stocks. Kombu contains vitamin C, A, E, K, B-vitamins, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, and copper. This combination of vitamins and minerals makes kombu a nutrition powerhouse, chock full of antioxidants, which also boosts immunity.
Silver Grade Pacific Wakame - Wakame is made from a sea vegetable called Undaria Pinnatifida and is most commonly seen in miso soup. It has been cultivated in Japan and Korea for centuries. In addition to bringing a unique taste and texture to soups and salads, wakame is low in calories but high in several nutrients that are essential to health and offers a long list of potential benefits, including improved heart health and enhanced weight loss. It has a subtly sweet, but distinctive and strong flavor and texture. Because of its superior alkalinity, wakame is extremely beneficial in helping to maintain the alkaline/acid balance necessary for a healthy human body. Our product comes ready to use in the perfect sized shreds for miso soup or as an addition to salads.
There are very few foods that naturally contain iodine, an essential mineral that aids the balance of hormones and controls the thyroid and metabolism. Getting enough iodine is necessary for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy.
The vitamins and minerals in sea vegetables are so concentrated that even a couple of teaspoons per day are extremely beneficial.