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 vegan and vegetarian superfood

Scientists have gathered irrefutable evidence in the recent past about the immense benefits of seaweed in our daily diet. Sea vegetables are said to have a broad range of minerals as compared to any other food known to humans. The practice of consuming seaweed especially by vegetarian and vegan diet followers is well known among Japanese for many centuries now. The practice is now slowly spreading to the West as the nutritional values of sea vegetables is being discovered across the world.


It has been scientifically proved that seaweed is an excellent source of iron, magnesium, calcium and Vitamin B such as riboflavin and pantothenic acid. It is also said to offer protection from cancer because of the presence of lignans, a plant compound, in significant amounts.


There are many reasons why vegan and vegetarian food lovers should include seafood in their daily diet regimen. They are said to be 60 times more potent and effective than other vegetables grown on the soil. The huge positive effects of seaweed can be corroborated by the fact that countries that have traditionally eaten seaweed based diets have shown fewer instances of ill health and physical disorders such as obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases that are degenerative in nature.


Extensive studies conducted to establish the benefits of sea vegetables to human health have proved that groups of people who regularly consume seaweed and algae have less instances of breast cancer than those who eat more meat. For instance, Japan has less recorded cases of breast related diseases than the United States.


It is well known that early civilization used to live more closer to the shores, giving them easy accessibility to seaweed. Since it was easily available and a rich and reliable source of food, it was extensively consumed by the farmers of those times the iodine content in seaweed gives protection against thyroid problems.. Cardiovascular diseases can be avoided because of its magnesium content.


It is important for vegetarian food lovers and vegan consumers to use sea vegetables in its natural form.

 


FAQ

 Q. I have never tried seaweed before, which one should I try first?

 A. Channel wrack, (sea sprigs), it's the easiest to cook and prepare and has a mild flavour.its a brown seaweed thats changes to green when cooked.

Q I want to lose weight which saweed is best ?

A.  seaweed is a super food but its not a silver bullet adding seaweeds like Bladderwrack kombu and nori to your diet can help with weight lose these seaweeds when fresh ,have nearly all the vitamin minerals and trace elements the body needs.

Q. iv been told seaweed is a good source of iron  ?

A. most brown and red seaweeds contain a good amount of iron 

Q. i have a underactive Thyriod (Hypothyroidism) can seaweed help ?

A. yes seaweed, especially Bladderwrack, kombu, sweet kombu are high in iodine which is proven to stimulate the thyriod gland  

 Q. Is the seaweed harvested from clean, unpolluted water?

 A  Yes, our seaweeds are harvested from tested and monitored waters within a shell-fishing area. We only use one stretch of shore on the Isle of Bute, Scotland. 

 Q  Do seaweeds taste fishy?

 A  Some green and red seaweeds taste fishy, brown kelps, wracks and kombus do not.

 Q  What is Umami ?

 A  Umami is the fifth sense of taste on the tongue.

1 Sweet

2 Sour

3 Salty

4 Bitter

5 Umami (savory)

Kelp has a much higher Umami flavouring ability than other sources, eg,  beanito, shitake mushrooms and tomatoes.

 

 Q  Which is best Fresh or Dried ?

  A  It all depends on what you want to use it for. If you want a side veg or you are making soup then you should use fresh, but if you are looking for a flavouring umami or healthy additive then try dry seaweeds.

The drying process changes the flavour of the seaweed but loses some vitamin and mineral content. If you are looking for a healthy ingredient then fresh or dry - they are both worth trying. 

 Q.  Can you eat seaweed raw? 

 A  No. We do not sell fresh seaweed for eating raw, it is supplied for cooking because sea water will contain naturally growing bacteria and coli-forms - this is not pollution, it's just natural in UK and Irish waters. Food standards have to be met and we do not advise people to eat fresh or dry seaweed raw. 

You need to be sure you wash and cook your fresh and dry seaweeds over 72 degrees. 

 Q  How do I store seaweed?

 A  Keep fresh seaweeds in the fridge and dry seaweeds in a dark, dry store - it tells you on the label.

 Q.  How long will fresh seaweed keep before it goes off ?

 A   Fresh seaweed will keep from between 1-2 weeks depending on the type of seaweed, this is clearly marked on the label.

 Q How will my seaweed arrive ?

 A  We post seaweeds via Royal Mail. You can use first class or next day delivery if you wish - but don't worry, seaweeds can live for days or even weeks out of sea water with no ill-effects. Remember next day delivery is the next day after posting, please allow time for harvesting.

 Q. Do you deliver to other countries outside the UK?

 A Yes, we post dry and milled seaweeds (not fresh) to anywhere in the world. You will be asked for your country at the checkout and postage will be calculated for you. Don't worry, you can cancel at any time before you buy.

  Q  Do you need a licence to commercially harvest seaweed ?

 A  No. But we have a permit from the Crown Estate to harvest seaweeds below the low tide line. Seaweeds harvested above the low tide line can be harvested with the permission of  local government and land owners subject to food standard testing and registration.

 Q.  Is your seaweed farmed ?

 A . No. All our seaweeds grow naturally on the rocks on our shore .

Q.  Do you dive from boats to harvest seaweed ?

A.  No, i consider this practice Dangerous as seaweed grows on rocks near the shore, there is no need to dive for it, you just wait for a lower tide

this parctice should be band, safety before profit its just greed

some major supermarkets are selling free dived seaweed.

 Q.  Do you mechanically harvest your seaweed?

 A.  No. We do not use any dredging boats or machines to harvest our seaweeds. The process is completed by hand using a small knife and a bucket.

 Q. How do you dry your seaweeds ?

 A. Our seaweeds are dried on ropes and trays in our work unit. We can no longer dry seaweeds on the shore due to danger of contaminaton, We don't use drying machines, tumble driers or ovens, we just repeatedly hand turn the seaweed in the natural air until it is dry.