Seaweed is a delicious green algae and a powerhouse of nutrients that truly deserves “superfood” status, and with so many delicious ways to consume it you’d be silly not to! The phytonutrients found in greens play an essential role in supporting a healthier life with little or no symptoms of illness. While we’re all pretty familiar with the classic greens like spinach and the ever-popular kale, one of the more recent and one of our fave additions to the list of healthy greens is seaweed. Here’s why we recommend eating more of this health-boosting gift from the sea and ways you can enjoy more of it…
SO Many Nutrients
Seaweed contains all essential amino acids making it a wonderful source of protein, particularly for those on vegetarian or vegan diets. It is also super duper rich in minerals, in particular iodine, which is important because our bodies don’t produce iodine but need it in order to make thyroid hormones. In addition, most seaweed contains notable amounts of vitamin A, C and the B’s, plus calcium, magnesium, iron, fibre and even some good fats. Add to that its antioxidant, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties and you’ve really got yourself the whole package!
Another appealing factor about seaweed is that it is fairly easy to source, with nature doing most of the “heavy lifting”. It grows quickly and abundantly and consumes very few natural resources. The seeds attach to rocks on the ocean floor and the seedlings take off from there, providing clean surrounding waters as they grow.
Been Around For Years
Despite its recent popularity in the health scene, seaweed has been known for its wonderful health benefits for thousands of years now. Being heavy on nutrition, light on calories and with an array of health-boosting benefits, it’s no wonder why! Seaweed has been an essential food and rich source of nutrients for centuries, particularly in places with plenty of coastline.
Delicious Ways to Eat Seaweed
Think outside the box when it comes to getting seaweed’s health-boosting properties in your life. You are not just limited to sushi rolls, there are many tasty ways seaweed can be eaten…
• Kelp Noodles are a raw “pasta” that make a tasty and nutrient-dense addition to soups, salads or a raw noodle dish.
• Ceres Organics Roasted Seaweed are a crispy, moreish snack made from organic Nori sheets. In a yummy range of flavours, they are best eaten as is or broken up and mixed in with a warming winter soup.
• Dulse is the dried, powdered form of seaweed that can be found in strips, flakes or even whole-leaf versions. It is SO delish when sprinkled on your morning eggs or even as a superfood addition to your smoothie.
• Seaweed Salad can be made with any type of soaked seaweed and additional veges. Top it up with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for additional flavour, nutrition and a little Asian feel.
Ceres Organics provide a large range of natural, nourishing snack foods packaged in easy-to-eat snacking sizes. Check out their delicious range and learn more about the Organic Roasted Seaweed flavours here. How do you like to eat your seaweed?xo