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.
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!
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!
It was announced on January 22nd 2021 that our Kelp Krunch Sesame Ginger™ submission had won in our category!
How does color in seaweed translate to health and nutrition? Why do seaweeds have different colors?
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
Besides being good for the body sea vegetables are also good for the brain!
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.
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.
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”.
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?
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!