Solar Sea Vegetables - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Solar Sea Vegetables

Sustainability
Sea vegetables need sunlight to grow and we often use the sun to dry them post-harvest.  It seems only fitting, then, to also use the sun’s power t...
Solar Sea Vegetables - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Solar Sea Vegetables

Sustainability
Sea vegetables need sunlight to grow and we often use the sun to dry them post-harvest.  It seems only fitting, then, to also use the sun’s power t...
Seaweed and Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Seaweed and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Nutrition & Health
Internet sources sometimes make the claim that seaweed is a good or even rich source of omega-3s.  Are sea vegetables really a rich source of omega-3s? How much do they contain? Are some sea vegetables better sources than others?  Read on to learn more.
Is the Giant Sargassum Seaweed Blob Threatening Florida Edible? - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Is the Giant Sargassum Seaweed Blob Threatening Florida Edible?

Seaweed & the Environment
When golden tides of sargassum  seaweed wash up in great masses on  beaches it impacts tourism and the environment.  However, like other seaweeds, sargassum has many uses that offer ways to turn these problems into opportunity.
Seaweed Identity - it's more than a name - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Seaweed Identity - it's more than a name

Seaweed Identity
When you buy milled sea vegetable powder, flakes, or granules,  or a seaweed supplement capsule, how can you be sure you're getting what you paid for? This post describes how seaweed identity is verified and why you can trust Maine Coast Sea Vegetables to get it right.
A Survey of Seaweed Usage in North America 2022 - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

A Survey of Seaweed Usage in North America 2022

Product Quality
This last August, we invited customers to take our first ever survey.  By coincidence, another survey about seaweed consumption was also just released, carried out with a much larger group of random Americans.  The two surveys complement each other in some interesting ways, which we share in this blog post.
Seaweed and Forever Chemicals - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Seaweed and Forever Chemicals

Seaweed and Pollution
The past few years have seen lots of media attention about “forever chemicals”, the latest in a long line of industrial chemicals to raise concern.  If forever chemicals seem to be everywhere, it’s because they are.  This has led seaweed lovers, including some of our own customers, to wonder whether they’re found in seaweed at dangerous levels.  We think this is unlikely, but read on to learn more.
8 Nutritionally Important Minerals Found in Kelp and Other Seaweed Superfoods - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

8 Nutritionally Important Minerals Found in Kelp and Other Seaweed Superfoods

Nutrition & Health
Sea vegetables offer multiple impressive health and nutritional benefits, but they truly excel when it comes to minerals.  Gram for gram, seaweed packs a greater variety and abundance of minerals than almost any other food.  The mineral content of sea vegetables is often 10 to 100 times higher than that of land vegetables.  Since we must get all our essential minerals from food, this is reason enough to eat sea vegetables several times per week, if not every day.
Cows, Seaweed, and Climate Change - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Cows, Seaweed, and Climate Change

Climate Change
Although carbon dioxide is the most abundant and longest lasting of the so-called greenhouse gasses, methane is about 28 times more potent.  In recognition of methane’s role in climate change, President Biden announced in 2021 that the US was launching a “Global Methane Pledge” alongside the European Union to slash methane emissions by 30%.  As it turns out, feeding seaweed to cattle could help in this effort.
Seaweed Bath Hydrotherapy… Enjoy the Restorative Powers of Bladderwrack and Other Seaweeds in a Home Spa Experience! - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Seaweed Bath Hydrotherapy… Enjoy the Restorative Powers of Bladderwrack and Other Seaweeds in a Home Spa Experience!

Seaweed Bath & Beauty
What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a popular form of alternative medicine that uses water to relieve muscle soreness and the discomforts of arth...
Sustainable Seaweed Company Practices - Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Sustainable Seaweed Company Practices

Sustainability
We at Maine Coast Sea Vegetables understand that these gifts from the sea come with a responsibility to apply evolving sustainable practices in growing, harvesting, processing and distributing.  Sustainability has been our intention since 1971, and not just because our business thrives only when wild seaweed beds thrive.
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 Alcohol & Other Useful Products
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!