How to eat Seaspoon Edible Seaweed Boost | Cook with Seaweed
Seaweed is one of the most nutrient dense natural plant foods on the planet.
Seaspoon seaweed is unique in the way that we have made it super easy to incorporate this super sea vegetable into your life - no rehydrating, no chopping, no stewing. Just sprinkle....and go!
So let's get you started cooking and eating seaweed!
SEASPOON EDIBLE SEAWEED BOOST
This is the original Seaspoon seaweed blend and where everything started. This is pure seaweed, nothing more, nothing less. Seaspoon Seaweed Boost makes it particularly easy to boost your food with added nourishment.
What does it look like?
Here it is. Those lovely deep purple flakes are the Dulse.
How much can I eat?
How much iodine is in Seaspoon Boost?
Iodine is a prerequisite for the production of two important hormones, Thyroxin and Triiodothyronine, which regulate metabolism and control growth rate. www.pressreader.com/uk/theweek/20180609/281767039919997
Although Iodine is essential for proper thyroid function, too much or too little can be equally harmful to health.
The nutritional data of seaweeds vary throughout the year dependant on the time of year harvested and they also vary from where they are harvested.
Intake recommendations for iodine and other nutrients are provided by British Nutrition Foundation. Reference Nutrient Intakes (RNI). These values, which vary by age and gender, is the amount of a nutrient that is enough to ensure that the needs of nearly all a group (97.5%) are being met - www.nutrition.org.uk
Seaweed is one of the best food sources of iodine, seaweeds tend to have high iodine levels. A 2 gms serving of our Seaspoon Seaweed Boost provide ≒ 130 mcg against an RNI of 140 mcg.
If you are aware or concerned about thyroid function we would recommend consulting your doctor before changing your diet. For people that are working with thyroid issues, it is advisable that you do not consume seaweeds in order to avoid iodine absorption. If you have any concerns about the impact on any medication, iodine or indeed any mineral/vitamin intake may have, we advise you seek advice from your doctor.
What estimates are there for vitamin and mineral content per 2gm serving?
Our Seaweed Boost (100% seaweed) - 2 gms serving contains a broad range of minerals and vitamins mostly ranging between ≒ 0.1% RNI to ≒ 5% RNI. Vit A, Magnesium, Iron & Vit B12* can be higher between ≒5% and ≒9% RNI. Data is approximation as data varies throughout the year dependant on the time of year harvested and geographical locations.
We take British Nutrition Foundation RNI (revised Oct 2017) for healthy female adults between 19 - 50 years.
What are Seaspoon Seaweed's FREE FROM credentials
All Seaspoon is Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Seaweed is a naturally vegan product. Due to the nature of its growing environment, there is a chance that traces of fish, crustaceans and molluscs may be present.
As with our comments above with regards iodine, high concentration of other nutrients may be problematic for some. If you are taking medication or have a relevant medical condition or have any concerns speak to your GP.
*Research is ongoing into the absorption activity levels of B12 from some seaweeds. As mentioned by Vegan Health, B12 in Dulse warrants further studies to determine absorption levels but until this research is proven they do not recommend vegans rely on seaweed as a source of B12.
Disclaimer: This material is provided for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This information is generic and should be verified by a qualified health practitioner for specific & individual needs & requirements.
How do I cook with it or eat it?
This is the best bit. There's isn't anything you can't add Seaweed Boost to!
- Salad Dressings (or sprinkled straight on a salad)
- Smoothies or breakfast shots, or sprinkled onto granola or porridge
- Marinades or rubs for meat, or dashed into a gravy
- Sprinkled into/onto pasta or risotto
- Mashed up into potatoes
- Sprinkled on beans on toast
- Squashed into butter or garlic butter for bread, mushrooms, sweetcorn etc
What does it taste like
The taste is surprisingly subtle - you won't find your smoothie suddenly tasting of seawater! Thanks to its slight taste you really won't find it overpowers your recipes, meaning you can simply sprinkle it into, or onto, anything your cooking or eating.
Our culinary captain, and Codon Bleu trained, Kate has rustled up a cookbook of recipes to show you just how easy it is to use Seaspoon Seaweed Boost into your every day life.
What's in Seaspoon Seaweed Boost? (aka the ingredients)
Not only have we made cooking with seaweed simple, we've worked hard to get maximum nutrition into every gram of Seaspoon by using four seaweed varieties in a balance of taste, vitamins and essential minerals. These varieties are, nothing more, nothing less:
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