Taking seaweed benefits online

Taking seaweed benefits online

Seaweed recipes have long been savored in coastal regions, where this nutrient-rich natural resource can be found in abundance. However, it has taken a bit more time for other populations to gain access to this incredible sea vegetable – and even longer to spread awareness about why they would want to. After all, if you haven't grown up eating seaweed dishes, you may still view this plant as a nuisance that mars a day at the beach. However, it is actually a sustainable and delectable ingredient that contains more vitamins, minerals and trace elements than the produce you can find on land.

Thankfully, the internet has made it easier than ever not just to learn about the benefits of seaweed for health, but to find the best sources of this sea vegetable. Recently, one seaweed farmer in Malaysia was recognized for deftly harnessing the power of the web to transform her small, struggling operation into a dynamic ecommerce company. The Malaysian news agency BERNAMA reports that Kabilah Hasan received the Transformational Power of Broadband Digital Icon Award 2013 from the International Telecommunication Union at the Connect Asia Pacific Summit 2013 in Thailand this week.

Providing internet access throughout Malaysia has posed unique challenges for the national government, and this award is in part intended to showcase the possibilities that this capability could hold for its citizens.

"I am delighted with ITU's decision to present the award to Kabilah. [...] Two years ago, putting food on the table was a constant worry for Kabilah. Her concern was compounded with the uncertainty of the weather that can jeopardize seaweed farming," said Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, in a press statement.

The expansion of the seaweed industry is not just beneficial for those it employs, but for the global community at large. This plant can help address substantial health concerns like high blood pressure and obesity, while ensuring that people have regular access to the nutrients they need. Seagreens® seaweed is sustainably wild-harvested in certified Grade A pristine waters in the Scottish Outer Hebrides and is an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

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