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The Many Benefits of Sea Salt

New Zealand Salt Producing Centre at Lake Grassmere. Courtesy of Dominion Salt Unrefined Salt is an important ingredient to good health. In fact, no electrolyte is more essential to human survival than salt. The controversy about salt is two-fold: first, about whether iodised salt is good for you and second, about how much salt one should have.…
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History of salt in New Zealand

Lake Grassmere today with its crystallisation Ponds. Compliments of Dominion Salt - Natural Salt Division DID YOU KNOW?  The ponds pink coloration has two causes. First, the normally green micro algae (Dunaliella salina) that live in the brine form a red pigment  in high salt concentrations. The same algae gives the Red Sea its name.…
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Spirulina Daily – a Big Difference to your Wellbeing

Having Spirulina every day can make a huge difference to your ability to fend off diseases & ailments, especially as you age. Spirulina is not a seaweed, but a bacteria that grows in warm & sunny climates in bodies of fresh/blackish water. It has some affinity to the algae world in that it's chlorophyll-rich and nourishes…
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Spirulina – not Seaweed?

A cyanobacteria bloom in California. Spirulina benefits are similar to seaweed's although it is a different organism entirely: a microscopic blue-green algae classified as bacteria. This spiral shaped, vitamin-rich algae has existed since the beginning of life on earth and grows in alkaline water bodies (mostly lakes, ponds & rivers) mostly in warm & sunny climates. CHARACTERISTICS…
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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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Carrageenan, what is it?

Carrageenan moss is a common name for a family of gel-forming and viscous polysaccharides present in various species of seaweeds, especially red seaweed.

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The Many Faces of Sea Lettuce

Fish & seaweed dish by Chef Joe Baugh, Jersey UK. Sea Lettuce is common around the world and grows well in many different climates. It has many faces meaning that  it grows naturally in a variety of shapes (ribbons, tuffs or sheets) , can be flat or ruffled, fairly thick or translucent, in a range of…
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