Seaweed increasingly popular alternative to meat consumption
Could organic seaweed ever overtake meat in our eating habits? While that's probably a long ways off, it's not as unlikely as you might think!
There's no getting around the fact that people like their burgers, but a scarcity of natural resources coupled with increasing sensitivities toward animal treatment are slowly but surely shrinking the population of meat-only eaters. To help ease and even further promote this transition, some manufacturers and food providers are looking to integrate seaweed-enriched choices to help wean people off exclusively meat diets and move them onto something healthier — without losing any of the flavor or nutrients in the process.
"We are now seeing that this method [of meat as a source of protein] is no longer sustainable towards the ecological system. The population is growing and so is the demand for proteins, but the Earth remains the same size, so we need to look at other sources," Lisette Kreischer, creator of the seaweed-based Dutch Weed Burger, tells The Guardian. "Beans and other plant-based products are good sources of protein, but you still need agricultural land and fresh water to grow them [...] Seaweed can be harvested in the sea."
Seaweed's versatility in the kitchen, combined with the fact that it can be reaped from the ocean with minimal impact to the environment, makes it an ideal alternative to meat-eating choices. If you want to take advantage of seaweed's essential micronutrients, trace elements, minerals and vitamins but find the texture somewhat off-putting, use Seagreens® seaweed. Our natural health supplements and whole food organic seaweed products can introduce seaweed's nutritional content and burst of flavor to any meal without any of the slimy texture!
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