Aloha! We foraged SEA WEED on the North Shore! Check out the video below…
Seaweed is sooo very nutritious. They are one of the best sources of minerals. Nori (used with sushi) and Dulse are 2 very popular types. You can incorporate them into your meals so easily. They work great as a salt alternative as well. Sprinkle some chopped dried seaweed over soups, salads, or mix it into your guacamole! Mmmmm….
Here is a quick, easy and delicious Seaweed Salad Recipe:
- Seaweed of your choice
- Sesame Oil
- Agave Sweetner/Stevia
- Braggs Liquid Amino (or Nama Shoyu or Soy)
- Sesame Seeds
- Lemon Juice
Sea vegetables are virtually fat-free, low calorie and one of the richest sources of minerals in the vegetable kingdom as they have ready access to the abundance of minerals found in the ocean. Nourishment is acquired across the sea vegeable’s entire surface through the gentle wave action of underwater currents. Sea water & human blood contain many of the same minerals in very similar concentrations.
Sea vegetables contain high amounts of calcium and phosphorous and are extremely high in magnesium, iron, iodine and sodium. For example, 1/4 cup of cooked hijiki contains over half the calcium found in a cup of milk and more iron than in an egg, important concerns for vegans, those who refrain from eating any animal-based products. They also contain vitamins A, B1, C and E, as well as protein and carbohydrates.
One of seaweed’s most prominent health benefits is its ability to remove radioactive strontium and other heavy metals from our bodies. Whole brown seaweeds (not granulated) such as kelp contain alginic acid which binds with the toxins in the intestines rendering them indigestible and carries them out of the system.
WOW! Isn’t it amazing?….
When was the last time you had seaweed? What kind was it? And what did you think? Leave us a reply below!