Seaweed - The New Superfood

Thursday, June 23, 2016. Author Geraldine Campbell

For the past few years, kale has been championed as the ultimate superfood. Its nutritional value has seen it fill supermarket aisles, blog posts and instagram pages alike. Whilst most people would never of thought to include Kale on their shopping list a few years ago, it’s become a mainstay in health and fitness.

But, as with all health trends, some people believe that Kale has had its day in the sun it’s about to be knocked off its throne - by seaweed.

This nutrient rich algae found in shallow parts of ocean’s worldwide has been a staple in the diets of coastal populations, particularly in East Asia. But with a whole list of associated health benefits, it’s a food that we could all benefit from eating more of.

The most common type of seaweed is Nori, as this is used for the dried sheets in Sushi. But there are many more including Kelp, Kombu Wakame and Agar. All contain an abundance of minerals and nutrients; most notably iron, iodine, calcium and potassium.  

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