Seven Things to Know About Seaweed Nutrition Facts | Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Seven Things to Know About Seaweed Nutrition Facts

Nutrition & Health
Long-time customers with an eye for detail may notice that some of our sea vegetable nutritional information has changed, along with how it’s presented on the “Nutrition Facts” panel and on our website.  In large part, this is because the FDA recently updated the Nutrition Facts panel required on most food packaging.
Seaweed Spirits: Biofuel and Booze | Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Seaweed Spirits: Biofuel and Booze

Seaweed Information
Seaweed’s abundance of carbohydrates makes it a promising candidate for producing plant-based bioethanol for energy.  In theory, those same carbohydrates could be fermented to make an intoxicating spirit for human consumption. 
7 Potential Benefits of Eating Sea Lettuce Seaweed (Ulva lactuca) | Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

7 Potential Benefits of Eating Sea Lettuce Seaweed (Ulva lactuca)

Nutrition & Health
Sea lettuce is a sea vegetable that many people may be unfamiliar with. While kelp, nori, Irish moss, and dulse are popular sea vegetables and well known for being healthy, we believe sea lettuce is often underappreciated. Sea lettuce can be a great addition to your diet, with many potential health benefits!
Are Sea Vegetables and Seaweed the Same Thing? | Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Are Sea Vegetables and Seaweed the Same Thing?

Seaweed Information
It can be confusing when reading about foods like dulse, Irish moss, or kelp because sometimes they are referred to as seaweed and other times, they are described as sea vegetables. So, which one is correct? Are they sea vegetables or are they seaweeds? Here at Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, we are guilty of using the words interchangeably, possibly adding to the confusion.
Is Seaweed a Vegetable? | Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Is Seaweed a Vegetable?

Seaweed Information

Many people don't know where seaweed belongs in the food categories, and wonder if seaweed is a vegetable.

The short answer is yes… maybe… probably.

Should I Eat Seaweed to Get Iodine? | Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Should I Eat Seaweed to Get Iodine?

Nutrition & Health
People often become interested in seaweed after discovering the benefits of iodine for thyroid health, mental function, metabolism, energy levels, and protection against radiation poisoning. Adequate iodine intake optimizes all of these, and seaweed is known as one the best sources of dietary iodine there is.
Where's The Dulse!? An Explanation of Seaweed Shortages and Order Limits | Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Where's The Dulse!? An Explanation of Seaweed Shortages and Order Limits

Resource Management
Dulse (Palmaria palmata) has been prized by Maine Coast Sea Vegetable customers since we first offered it in the early 1980’s. Although some say dulse is an acquired taste, once acquired it’s with enthusiasm!