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Seaweed as America’s new healthy snack

Seaweed as America’s new healthy snack

Snacking frequently throughout the day has been a constant trend for Americans, but luckily some of the most popular new snacks are seaweed-based. 

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently reported that the number of snacks consumed per day has roughly doubled since the 1970s, and according to Nielson, over 90 percent of Americans report snacking between meals. 

"Snacking seems to be replacing meals for many Americans, and globally, because of convenience and also as a way to cut down on calories," James Russo, senior vice president of Global Consumer Insights at Nielsen, told the Los Angeles Times. 

Kathleen Wood, a regional healthful-eating coordinator for Whole Foods, recently told the Journal Gazette that seaweed is poised to become the next big healthy snack food, since it's high in magnesium, calcium, iron and folate. It's also wonderful for preventing obesity and aiding in weight loss efforts. Food aficionados are predicting that more Americans will be eating seaweed for health reasons over the next year. 

Seaweed snacks are particularly attractive, because many people are intimidated by the idea of cooking with raw seaweed. If this is the case for you, try using Seagreens Culinary Ingredient as a flavorful addition to any meal that instantly broadens your food's nutritional profile. This way, you'll receive the health benefits of seaweed without dealing with the texture of the raw plant. 

Every Seagreens product contains 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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