Seaweed replacing kale as most popular green vegetable

Seaweed replacing kale as most popular green vegetable

Once upon a time, kale was an obscure vegetable considered old-fashioned and unpleasantly bitter. Now, it's a universally recognized health food, served in restaurants and homes around the country. According to some sources, the same thing is happening now with a different green vegetable: seaweed.

North America and Western Europe are behind the rest of the world in using seaweed in cuisine. In Asia, seaweed has traditionally been used in all sorts of food to add the coveted meaty "umami" flavor, and Scandinavians make use of seaweed in their native dishes as well. Now, with the increasing popularity of seafood snacks and supplements made from seaweed, Americans and non-Scandinavian Europeans seem to finally be discovering the benefits of this superfood.

These benefits are many and varied. Because of the rich nutritional environment that seaweed grows in, it's packed full of crucial vitamins and nutrients that the human body needs. Most kinds of seaweed are high in iodine, magnesium, iron and potassium, not to mention vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E. Since its natural iodine content helps the thyroid to regulate metabolism and the seaweed itself can be quite filling, many people take advantage of eating seaweed for weight loss purposes too.

If you're looking to add seaweed to your diet, consider seasoning your meals with Seagreens Salad & Condiment. 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.

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