Welsh seafood company opens seaweed roasting unit

Welsh seafood company opens seaweed roasting unit

Adapting to a global growing demand for seaweed, South Wales-based seafood company Selwyn's Seafood has just opened a specialized seaweed roasting unit.

The new facility was christened by Rebecca Evans, the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, and all in all it cost the company half a million pounds to put together. The expansion has the potential to double Selwyn's workforce, increasing the number of jobs it provides to 20.

"Our seafood industry," says Evans, "is globally recognised for its high quality products. We are working closely with businesses around Wales to continue to build on our success by supporting more innovative projects of this calibre."

To help facilitate the expansion, the European Fisheries Fund (EFF) provided Selwyn's with grant funding, as well as with the assistance of Cywain Fisheries. The facility has produced a range of baked seaweed snacks since its launch.

Seaweed has seen a tremendous spike in popularity as of late, which should come as no surprise. Not only is it jam-packed with antioxidants, iron and a broad range of vitamins, it's also incredibly light on calories, making it a veritable superfood.

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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