Wrong! There’s so much more to sea vegetables than just that slimy stuff your siblings used to throw on you at the beach. Read on and join us in our enthusiasm for the fabulous food!
- Sea vegetables are incredible sources of minerals (including calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and iron); when dried, over 1/3rd of their weight comprises these vital minerals.
- In fact they contain all of the 56 minerals required for proper cognitive and physical functioning of the body.
- Sea vegetables are a great food for vegans and vegetarians, as they are one of the few non-animal sources of vitamin B12.
- They are also high in fibre and low in calories. In fact they’re virtually calorie-free!
- As well as containing powerful anti-oxidants, they contain the compound alginate, which studies have shown can slow down digestion and make food release its energy more slowly.
And if you’ve still got any doubt about the benefits of these forces of nature, just take a peek at our Japanese friends: their lustrous hair, flawless skin, and low rates of cancer, not to mention their famed longevity – all are credited to their diet which is rich in sea vegetables.