Seagreens seaweed certified as ‘Nutritious Food Seaweed’
While eating seaweed for health benefits is generally a good idea, as it can improve the overall quality of your diet, it's important that the seaweed you consume is totally safe for human consumption. Luckily, the Seaweed Health Foundation teamed up with the Biodynamic Association to develop an international, non-governmental rubric for the highest-quality production of seaweed: the Nutritious Food Seaweed Standard.
Unlike other forms of nutrition labeling, the Nutritious Food Seaweed Standard is meant to be relatively straightforward. It took years to develop and plenty of work from a lot of different organizations, but the Seaweed Health Foundation and the Biodynamic Association were ready to unveil their work by 2015. The organizations took the time to thoroughly research the standards relating to food safety, organic aquaculture, sustainability and the environment as they developed the Nutritious Food Seaweed Standard. It involves aspects of marine science, botany, nutrition, sustainability and conservation. With more harvesting and processing of seaweed for human consumption, there needs to be regulatory standards for the final product. In order to ensure that the end result is the highest quality, it is essential to utilize high standards every step of the way.
In September, Seagreens became the first seaweed producer to become certified as a Nutritious Food Seaweed producer. 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.