Is seaweed poised to be the next big food crop?
Seaweed is gaining more and more attention as a healthy and sustainable food source, so much so that many in the scientific community are pointing to it as an ideal candidate for the world's next big food crop.
CBS recently reported that scientists are considering seaweed as an excellent choice of crops for a future where the global population continues to grow, putting pressure on the ecosystem and agricultural sector. Researchers from Texas A&M Galveston are, in fact, currently involved in studies to evaluate the ways in which seaweed can be managed and cultivated to help alleviate these food shortage concerns.
Seaweed is packed with healthy spectrum of minerals and micronutrients, and also provides a healthy source of iodine, which the body needs but cannot naturally produce. Because seaweed is grown in an eco-friendly way — it doesn't occupy any land, being grown underwater — it actually benefits its surrounding environment by providing shelter for numerous varieties of ocean life.
"The challenge is," noted scientist Robert Webster to a local CBS affiliate, "just making (the seaweed) to where it is palatable."
However, Seagreens has already done this. Our whole food organic seaweed products are derived from pure, quality seaweed and used as a seasoning that tastes delicious on almost any food. For instance, you can use Seagreens Mineral Salt as a salt replacement, creating meals with double the flavor and only half of the salt.
Seagreens contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins. 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.