3 tips for cooking with seaweed
So you want to experience seaweed benefits but not sure where to begin? Since seaweed is still a relatively new trend in food, many people don't know how versatile and easy to use it is as an ingredient. If you're curious to try it, here are three tips to get you started on cooking with seaweed:
1. Start small
You don't have to be a culinary savant to use seaweed in your cooking! In fact, seaweed is so rich in nutrients that it can still benefit you in small quantities. A study by the Centre for Food Innovation at Sheffield Hallam University found that a teaspoon of Seagreens seaweed included in your breakfast can help you consume 179 fewer calories throughout the rest of the day, which surpasses the 100 calorie reduction known to prevent weight gain.
Seaweed also makes a great salt replacement. It maintains flavor but has only 3 percent of sodium compared to the 40 percent in regular salt. Because salt is essential to any cooking, replacing it with Seagreens Mineral Salt is a great way to introduce seaweed to your meals and experience its many health benefits.
2. Get creative
When people think of cooking with seaweed, they often immediately think of sushi, but seaweed is much more versatile than that. You can use it to make flavorful popcorn, fresh salads and even healthy bread. Different types of seaweed have different flavors, and you should definitely experiment with them your kitchen. If you can dream it, you can probably make it with seaweed!
3. Don't be afraid to try it
Seaweed has numerous health benefits, so there's little risk in adding it to your diet. It's rich in antioxidants, iodine, vitamins and minerals, and can help you with health issues that range from sleep disruptions to weight gain. Even if you're a novice cook, there is no reason to be deterred from trying this incredible ingredient in your culinary creations.
To start your adventures in cooking with seaweed, try Seagreens Culinary Ingredient, which is 100% dried milled seaweed granules, or the Mineral Salt (illustrated), which is half seaweed, half unrefined sea salt meaning it has "Half the Salt, Twice the Flavor." Every Seagreens product contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that can be found in all-natural, organic seaweed. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. All Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.