The Benefits of Seaweed

Bladderwrack Bull Kelp Kelp Nori Seaweed

Nori has twice as much Vitamin C as oranges, packed with beta-carotene like carrots, rich in calcium for your bones, iodine and iron for thyroid, and the sheets are great for making sushi. Nori contains calcium, iodine, iron, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, porhoyran, copper, zinc, and vitamins A, B complex, C, E and K.

Kelp is high in iodine, which must be present for proper glandular function and metabolism. It also contains phosphorus and calcium, as well as magnesium and potassium. Kelp is a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D, and E plus amino acids. Because kelp is the saltiest of sea veggies, it makes a popular salt substitute. However it has been tested to be low in sodium because the kelp is predominantly potassium rather than sodium. Be aware though it is very high in iodine. Research should be done before taking internally.

Bladderwrack is the richest in calcium. It is a perennial seaweed, found on rocky shores in the cold temperate inter-tidal regions of the Northeastern Pacific, from Northern California to Alaska. It can almost be considered a complete food, since it not only contains protein and essential fatty acids, but also many minerals, especially iodine, potassium, calcium, magnesium and Vitamins A, B, C, D and E. The taste is very salty but it is predominantly potassium rather than sodium.

M.V. Morning Mist harvests Bull Kelp and Bladderwrack from Cardero Channel, near East Thurlow Island for our soap products.

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