‘Our Ocean Treasure’ event celebrates the power of seaweed

‘Our Ocean Treasure’ event celebrates the power of seaweed

The Maine Sea Grant recently hosted an event called "Our Ocean Treasure," which celebrated the versatility, sustainability and amazing health benefits of seaweed. The event was held on Jan. 22 in New Hampshire, and aimed to share an understanding and appreciation for the new superfood.

Sarah Redmond, a Sea Grant agent, recently talked to NPR's "All Things Considered" about the power of seaweed and why we should be incorporating it into our daily diets.

"You don't need to start consuming large amounts of sea vegetables all of a sudden," she said. "You can just add a little bit to everything you like to eat. You don't have to prepare any special dishes, you can just make your soup, or salad, or grilled cheese and just add a little bit of sea vegetable in there to get the benefits."

Many people are intimidated by the texture of raw seaweed, and this fear keeps them from reaping all of the plant's health benefits. However, you don't have to eat the raw plant if you're not comfortable cooking with seaweed. Instead, try sprinkling a little bit of Seagreens Culinary Ingredient into the dishes you normally prepare. This way you'll get plenty of vitamins and minerals as well as iodine for optimal thyroid health, without any of the off-putting look or feel of typical seaweeds.

Seagreens products are guaranteed to contain all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that can naturally be found in raw, 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.

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