Benefits of seaweeds
Earth is rich in edible and medical plants; during the centuries, humans have understood how to use to obtain the best effects. These plants don’t grow only on the land, but also under the sea. In past times seaweeds were used mostly in Japanese cuisine. However, thanks to globalization, the rest of the world has discovered it. The scientists aren’t able yet to describe all the spices, and nowadays, the most used are these three, Dulse, Kelp, and Sea Moss.
Dulse is a brown seaweed, which is significantly high on fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fatty acids, and antioxidants. It also has a lot of calcium and potassium, which are essential for bone strength. Dulse has also been proven to help lower blood pressure and aid with the thyroid gland. Despite not being a new culinary finding, Dulse has gained its reputation as a superfood, and there is no wondering why. With its very low calorie and fat intake but with a bunch of antioxidants and other nutritional benefits, it is highly recommended by professional nutritionists. Like most seaweeds, Dulse also comes with a bit of a salty taste. This is an excellent thing, though. You can substitute salt in your foods with Dulse and significantly lower your sodium intake without having to compromise about the taste of the food.
Kelp, also known as Kombu, is probably the most popular edible seaweed around the world. Kelp has many ways to be used in the cuisine world, the most famous is sushi but as well as soups, stews, and salads. As other seaweed, it is a superfood full of vitamins A, B-12, B-6, C, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, and zinc. Plus, this tiny plant contains more calcium than kale and collard greens. Scientists have demonstrated that the seaweed is helpful with weight loss because it contains alginate, a natural fiber that blocks fat absorption in the intestines. It also has a very concentrated amount of iodine, which is beneficial for your thyroids as well as boosts your metabolism, which again will help with weight loss. In fact, multiple health institutes have stated ho
w kelp is one of the best natural iodine sources. As incredible as it might sound already, it has also been found that kelp can help to fight against and even slow the spread of different cancers.
Sea Moss, also known as the Irish moss, is one type of red seaweed. Unlike Kelp and Dulse that grow in “forest” in the sea’s beds, this red plant grows on rocks in the tidal pool in the northern Atlantic. By growing on rocks, it absorbs many nutrients and minerals. For this reason, it is used for a lot of purposes such as immune, mental support, and digestive health. With being in packed with potassium, it has been proven to improve mental and emotional health. Irish moss is widely used as a traditional home remedy, for example, for sore throat and chesty coughs. At home, you can make it as a tea, or you can easily add it to your smoothies, soups, or make a salad dressing out of it.
After reading all these good proprieties and benefits, you should be amazed by seaweed. These sea plants are changing the future of nutrition as they are rich in minerals and other vitamins, unlike other products. Despite all the benefits, some people are still scared of it, so this seems to be an excellent reason to try it.
Seasonings with seaweed