Find a wonderful selection of Seaweed infused snacks, herbs and sprinkles. Our team at SoHealthy are making the call that Seaweed is the Superfood of 2021 as it continues to pop up in both cosmetics and meal applications. For example, it has been used as a salt replacement in food, as well as a nutrition and iodine booster to help with weight and blood sugar management. In the future, this sea vegetable is predicted to have an increased presence in the biomedical field, including antiviral, anti-tumour and other treatments. Longer-term, the mass cultivation of seaweed can potentially open doors for energy generation, where seaweed can be converted to biofuels to enable a large-scale sustainable supply. It is a crop that can be sustainably grown and harvested without a significant impact on the environment and doesn’t require all the chemicals and fertilisers of some conventional vegetables.
Seaweed is packed with nutrition and antioxidants and has the unique ability to absorb concentrated amounts of iodine from the ocean which the body cannot produce itself. Iodine is a vital trace mineral essential for healthy thyroid functions and early childhood development. It is also rich in protein, vitamins, fibre, low in calorie and fat, and an excellent source of micronutrients including folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron and selenium. The health benefits of such a nutrient-rich food are thought to contribute to immunity, cardiovascular function and overall life expectancy. In fact, the Japanese, whose standout dietary habit includes their regular consumption of seaweed, which also has one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
Many popular Seaweeds Snacks such as Dulse, Kelp, Wakame, Nori and Sea Lettuce have been eaten for centuries but they disappeared from most of the worlds menu’s but have made an outstanding come back!
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