Seaweed may save lives in impoverished Indian region
Everyone can benefit from adding seaweed to their diet, as this plant contains high levels of vitamins, minerals and trace elements – some of which may not be abundant in soil. However, in certain regions of the world, embracing this sea vegetable could even save lives.
According to the Economic Times in India, that is exactly the situation for people in the Sunderbans, a mangrove forest divided between Bangladesh and India. Though this region attracts tourists from year to year, many of its local farmers live in poverty. In order to make a living and find sustenance, some may venture into the dangerous areas of the jungle itself for firewood and other essentials. A recent study published by the Asia-Pacific Network indicates that this population may find salvation in a type of seaweed that is abundant along the delta's shores.
"If marginal farmers in the Sunderbans take to farming Enteromorpha Intestinalis, a variety of green seaweed that can thrive in the Sunderbans, it will not only bring relief to thousands of impoverished families living in the belt but also save lives that perished in tiger attacks in the jungle core," the source states.
The report indicated that seaweed could help counter widespread nutritional deficiencies in the region. Researchers posited that the sea vegetable may also help the region become more sustainable in the wake of climate change.
Time will tell if farmers in the Sunderbans embrace this recommendation, or what kind of infrastructure can be put in place to encourage this shift and ensure the seaweed is safe to consume. In the meantime, people everywhere can make the most of seaweed nutrients whenever they like with Seagreens® Food Capsules, The Mineral Salt and other products. Seagreens® seaweed is a natural multi-nutrient whole food that contains all the vitamin groups, minerals and trace elements you need, and is wild-harvested in the Scottish Outer Hebrides to Human Food Seaweed™ standards (patents pending).