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Kombu & Kelp – The Same?

Kelp prepared as seasoning or as Kombu strips   Kombu is the Japanese word for dried sea kelp. In China it is called Haidai. Kombu/Kelp/Haidai, are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae (Phaeophyceae) in the order Laminariales. There are about 30 different genera* around the world (see Laminariales for more information). Kelps grow in underwater "forests"…
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Why Eat Kelp?

Ecklonia radiata kelp also called North Island Kelp Kelp is the best natural source of iodine available and generally a positive alternative to salt. Kelp contains less sodium than salt, along with additional minerals required by the human body and a salty taste. Kombu is the Japanese name for kelp. In Japan, Kelp is presented as a…
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Natural Iodine, Critical to your Health

Iodine is regarded as one of the most important trace minerals for human health and it plays a vital biochemical function in the regulation of hormone levels in the body. Iodine is essential in the bio-synthesis of the hormone thyroxine, also known as the thyroid hormone. The metabolic rate of the human body is regulated…
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NAPIER – Market Day at Chantal Shop

Come meet us and see easy ways to add seaweed to your diet. Market Day 10am-2pm Seaweeds are incredibly healthy and offer much culinary appeal! The Focus will be on 'spring detox' and holiday foods! Sampling, information & recipes available
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TAUPO – Seaweed Salads & Salsa Workshop

Louise will prepare 4 delicious dishes featuring different seaweeds. and explain the medicinal & culinary properties of each one. Participants will be able to taste each recipe and sample a few more which will have been prepared ahead. $25 to attend BOOKING ESSENTIAL by 8th October Contact Raw Balance to reserve your seat. Recipes & Presentation handouts…
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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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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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DULSE – Nutrition and Wellness

Dulse for sale at markets in New-Brunswick, Canada Dulse's benefits in nutrition & wellness properties have been relied upon for centuries in Europe and East Coast North America. It is to the Irish people what nori is to the Japanese. Its scientific name "Palmaria" refers to its hand-like or fan-like shape. Dulse is usually harvested…
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