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BROWN SEAWEEDS – Nutritional Benefits & Quick Applications

Brown seaweeds, known for their iodine content, include the largest sea plants, some of them part of large under-water forests. There are about 160 species in New Zealand. Although grouped as ‘brown’, their colour may vary. The most popular edible brown species are: Kelp / Kombu, Wakame, Sea Spaghetti & Bladderwrack. NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF BROWN…
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Tasting: BROWN SEAWEED, how they support a healthier you!

KEEN TO LEARN ABOUT SEAWEED? THEIR COLOUR MEANS SOMETHING IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH… Seaweeds have been praised throughout history for their nourishing properties & medicinal uses. The colour group they belong to speaks to the nutritional particularities of the species in the group. Come and learn about Brown Seaweeds, they include: Kelp, Kombu, Wakame, Sea…
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GREEN SEAWEEDS – Nutritional Benefits & Quick Applications

Green seaweeds grow closest to the shore and are closely related to land plants.  Often noticed because of their vibrant colours, they are fewer in number than the red or brown seaweeds (about 140 species in New Zealand). The most popular green species are Sea Lettuce and Sea Grapes. NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF GREEN SEAWEEDS Green…
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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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Seaweed in Your Diet – what you need to know

Because the majority of us haven't been brought up using seaweed as a food, it can seem a daunting task to know how to start. The focus on Asian food has brought us sushi, miso soups & coloured seaweed salad and these usually sum up much pretty much our experience & general knowledge on how…
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Which Seaweed should I eat ?

Best seaweed to buy / which one you should eat depends on a few factors: the culinary application, the sensory experience and also the nutritional needs.

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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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Seaweed’s Exceptional Fibres

Seaweed fibres are still not well understood. Research is showing they have exceptional qualities that may prove to be essential to combat many diseases.

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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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