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Gigartina Sea Chicory – Medicinal History

Dry, it looks like tumble weed - but fresh or re-hydrated, it's like little bits of lace Sea Chicory's colour is varied: dark green, violet green, maroon, coral or red. Its shape and size vary as much as its colour. The specie that we have is endemic to the South-eastern Pacific, nearby the coasts of…
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Bladderwrack – Traditional Uses

Historically, the Romans  used Bladderwrack to soothe join pains and later it's been used to treat tuberculosis. Bladderwrack has been an herbal remedy and a culinary element in various cultures for centuries. It has long been recognised for its nourishing, anti-inflammatory, laxative & diuretic effects on the body. The iodine content is substantial (although less than in kelp), in…
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Beneficial Effects of Agar

Agar's benefits lie in the fact that it's a functional food, nourishment is only one of its contribution to a healthy body. AGAR'S BENEFITS AS A FUNCTIONAL FOOD Agar is very nourishing but has virtually no calories and is fat-free. According to the USDA nutritional data, Agar is a good source of many important minerals. More specifically, Agar…
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BLADDERWRACK – New Reasearch

Bladderwrack is a very common sight along the Eastern seaboard of the North American continent. Its name reflects a distinctive physical feature for this seaweed: the air bladders that suspend it in the water and allow it to float.  It is one of the most abundant Brown Seaweed from the northern Hemisphere, and is often called 'Fucus'.…
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Karengo, Nutritional Benefits

Karengo (NZ wild nori) is a top seaweed for protein & selenium. It is also rich in essential minerals/vitamins and contains unique compounds for good health.

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RED SEAWEEDS – Nutritional Benefits & Quick Applications

Red seaweeds are the oldest & largest group of algae with over 6000 species worldwide (roughly 570 species of found along the NZ coast).  Their distinctive colour pigments allow them to survive at great depths. They vary greatly in size, shape and ecosystem, and despite their name, their colour ranges from pink through to crimson,…
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