A Reflection on Seaweed in Times of Crisis - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

A Reflection on Seaweed in Times of Crisis

Nutrition & Health
A little over ten years ago, on March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan occurred undersea, 45 miles east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku.  The magnitude 9.0 quake lasted six minutes and was the fourth most powerful quake recorded anywhere in the world since modern record keeping began in 1900.
A Reflection on Seaweed in Times of Crisis - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

A Reflection on Seaweed in Times of Crisis

Nutrition & Health
A little over ten years ago, on March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan occurred undersea, 45 miles east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku.  The magnitude 9.0 quake lasted six minutes and was the fourth most powerful quake recorded anywhere in the world since modern record keeping began in 1900.
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.
What is the Best Salt Substitute? Six Reasons Why Seaweed Granules Are! - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

What is the Best Salt Substitute? Six Reasons Why Seaweed Granules Are!

Nutrition & Health
Dried seaweed adds nutrition as well as flavor. Just a small amount added to any dish can add meaningful levels of minerals, iodine, and dietary fiber. This makes seaweed and Sea Seasonings® much more than just another salt substitute!
Sea Vegetables to the Rescue: Seaweed Extracts Investigated for Anti-Viral Properties - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Sea Vegetables to the Rescue: Seaweed Extracts Investigated for Anti-Viral Properties

Nutrition & Health
Can seaweed be a weapon against covid-19 and other viruses? The evidence shows that it can be.
Kelp Krunch Sesame Ginger™ Has Won The 2021 Good Food Award! What a Way to Start Our 50th Year in Business! - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Kelp Krunch Sesame Ginger™ Has Won The 2021 Good Food Award! What a Way to Start Our 50th Year in Business!

Events
It was announced on January 22nd 2021 that our Kelp Krunch Sesame Ginger™ submission had won in our category!
What’s the Nutritional Difference Between Red, Green, and Brown Seaweeds? - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

What’s the Nutritional Difference Between Red, Green, and Brown Seaweeds?

Nutrition & Health
How does color in seaweed translate to health and nutrition? Why do seaweeds have different colors?
Irish Moss vs. Sea Moss vs. Irish Sea Moss; Are They The Same Thing? - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Irish Moss vs. Sea Moss vs. Irish Sea Moss; Are They The Same Thing?

Nutrition & Health
In this post we take a tour through the Irish moss landscape to highlight some of the important differences and similarities between the various seaweeds called irish moss and sea moss
Is Seaweed Good For The Brain? - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Is Seaweed Good For The Brain?

Nutrition & Health

Besides being good for the body sea vegetables are also good for the brain! 

 

This Old Kelp… How Old is Too Old? Can Seaweed Expire? - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

This Old Kelp… How Old is Too Old? Can Seaweed Expire?

Nutrition & Health
When considering shelf life, it’s important to know that dried seaweed is non-perishable if it’s properly dried and then stored in an airtight container away from heat or sunlight.
There’s Carrageenan in My Seaweed! Is This a Bad Thing? - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

There’s Carrageenan in My Seaweed! Is This a Bad Thing?

Nutrition & Health
Lots of folks eat seaweed daily without knowing it, or at least a form of it.  This is because carrageenan extracted from seaweed is an ingredient in so many processed foods.
Bromine, Bromide, Bromate; Does it Matter If It’s in Seaweed? - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Bromine, Bromide, Bromate; Does it Matter If It’s in Seaweed?

Seaweed elements
Customers sometimes ask about the bromine (or bromide) found in seaweed. Maybe they know that since bromine is the seventh most abundant mineral in seawater, all seafood, including sea vegetables, contains some form of it.  Scientists know of over 1,690 naturally occurring organobromine compounds in marine plants and animals.  One group of these, known as bromophenols, help give shrimp and other seafood its “ocean flavor”. 
A Sea of Plastic: Is Plastic On My Seaweed? - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

A Sea of Plastic: Is Plastic On My Seaweed?

Seaweed and Pollution
Is there a danger that sea vegetables contain or are coated by microplastics?  Does Maine Coast Sea Vegetables test for this type of contamination? How many microplastics are in the Gulf of Maine, anyways? 
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!