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Dulse and Kelp Seaweeds for Health

Kombu/Kelp
Kelp is
also known as “wild atlantic kombu”. The main benefit of this
sea vegetable is its rich content of minerals particularly iodine. Kelp is a natural source of this essential thyroid metabolism
regulating mineral.  Kelp is also rich in the anti
oxidant compound fucoxanthin. Fucoxanthin assists the body with fat
metabolism, thus it may aid with weight loss.

Kelp contains a wide variety of vitamins and trace minerals, making it one of the most nutrient dense and useful foods to consume. Kelp contains the vitamins A, B, C and D as well as the harder to get Vitamins E and K. Kelp is an excellent source for trace minerals and iodine, it also supplies the body with protiens and fiber. There are special compounds in Kelp which help it to cleanse radioactive and heavy metal particles from the body and blood.

Dulse
One
of my personal favorites of the sea vegetable varieties is Dulse. Like
nori, dulse can be eaten straight out of the package making a quick
healthy snack.  It is exceptionally tasty and contains many of the same
benefits as other seaweeds: rich in minerals, protein dense, good source
of iodine, healing and cleansing aliginate compounds.  Its deep red
color and soft texture make it a great addition to soups and salads.

Dulse is hand-harvested from remote Gulf of Maine bays at the peak
of nutrition and taste (early summer to early fall.) All of the Dulse
products from Maine Coast Sea Vegetables undergo annual OCIA organic inspection for handling and
harvesting, as well as voluntary testing for heavy metal, chemical and
microbiological contaminants.

Dulse is rich in the following nutrients: Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, calcium, chromium, cobalt, iodine, iron,
lutein, manganese, magnesium, niacin, phosphorous, potassium,
riboflavin, selenium, silicon, sodium, vitamin C, zeaxanthin, and
zinc.

Additional
benefits of consuming sea vegetables is their ability to bind to heavy
metals and radio active particles and safely help your body remove
them. 
  It is safe to say that nearly everyone can benefit from
adding these miracles of the sea to their diet.  To make that easier for
our customers we are running a sale on all Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, now is a good time to stock up and save.

Seaweed for Health

At Zebra Organics we stock a variety of healthy foods and a favorite of ours is seaweed. These vegetables of the sea contain a wide range of nutrients not found as easily in land vegetables. The are fun to eat and add variety and nutrition to the diet.

Nori

Seaweed is a common food in Japanese cuisine, one the most popular varieties being Nori.  One of the great benefits to consuming nori is that it contains an abundance of omega 3 fatty acids.  Omega 3 fats nourish the skin as well as the brain and modulate cholesterol levels and inflammatory compounds the body produces. And, it is high in vitamin C, proteins and mineral salts.

Kombu/Kelp
Kelp and kombu are both members of the same plant family, with kelp often being referred to as “wild atlantic kombu”. The main benefit of these sea vegetables is their rich content of minerals particularly iodine. They are both a natural source of this essential thyroid metabolism regulating mineral.  This is the sea vegetable which is rich in the anti oxidant compound fucoxanthin. Fucoxanthin assists the body with fat metabolism, thus it may aid with weight loss.

Dulse
One of my personal favorites of the sea vegetable varieties is Dulse. Like nori, dulse can be eaten straight out of the package making a quick healthy snack.  It is exceptionally tasty and contains many of the same benefits as other seaweeds: rich in minerals, protein dense, good source of iodine, healing and cleansing aliginate compounds.  Its deep red color and soft texture make it a great addition to soups and salads.

Additional benefits of consuming sea vegetables is their ability to bind to heavy metals and radio active particles and safely help your body remove them.   It is safe to say that nearly everyone can benefit from adding these miracles of the sea to their diet.  To make that easier for our customers we are running a sale on all Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, now is a good time to stock up and save.

Mineralize Your Self- Eat Wild Food

Wild foods are an excellent source of minerals that have been depleted from top soil around the world.  Wild food does not grow in rows and has not been tampered with by man. Wild food from the ocean is a great source of a complex of minerals hard to find in ‘land food’.  Sea vegetables are unique in the world of nutrition and the benefits they provide are incomparable to any other vegetable.

Now and till the New Year we are running a special on all Maine Coast Sea Vegetables This is a great time to stock up and save on some of the most vital and nutrient dense foods you can find.

Products Available include:
  • Whole Leaf Dulse– soft and chewy great in salads and sandwiches
  • Dulse Flakes-portable nutrition
  • Dulse Granule Shaker-table ready seasoning
  • Whole Leaf Kelp-great in soups and savory dishes
  • Kelp Flakes-portable nutrition
  • Kelp Granule Shaker-table ready seasoning

The sea vegetable flakes and shaker are convenient for travel and ready to use at the table. Simply shake them onto your salad, into your soup or on other dishes. Uniquely salty and can be used instead of salt to provide an array minerals.


Some benefits of eating Sea Vegetables include:

  • abundant array of trace minerals
  • source of bio available calcium, iron and magnesium
  • detoxifying and anti radiation properties
  • natural source of iodine 127*
  • anti inflammatory 
  • protein dense between 16-28% protein 
  • good source of B vitamins

Sea vegetables add a flare to salads and when cooked with beans help to soften and break down the fibers making them more digestable.  On the level of nutrient density they are very inexpensive (now more affordable with our sale) they never expire, store well and are portable.                                

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables are sustainably harvested and certified organic.                      

* Iodine 127 prevents the uptake of iodine 131 a radioactive compound which was released into the environment after the disaster in Japan.