What's in it
Nutritional values (typical) per 100 g
Energy 154 kc / 630 kj
Protein 5.89 g
Carbohydrate (total) 55.32 g
Carbohydrate (available) 4.50 g
Sugars 4.28 g
Fat 1.27 g
Saturates 0.40 g
Mono-unsaturates (cis) 2.83 g
Mono-unsaturates (trans) <0.01 g
Polyunsaturates 0.96 g
Polyunsaturates (trans) <0.01 g
Dietary fibre (AOAC) 50.83 g
Insoluble fibre 41.26 g
Soluble fibre 8.89 g
Sodium 3.30 g
Moisture 10.23 g
What it does
Think of it as olive green ground pepper-and-salt in one, and healthier than any kind of salt alone. You get salty, mineral and umami flavours from a comprehensive balance of nutrients which moderates the potential harm and intensity of pure sodium chloride. Half the salt, twice the flavour! International studies have shown the significant correspondence between reduced daily salt intake and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stomach cancer*. A low salt intake of 4-6g daily halved the cancer risk of 12-15g a day in men; in women it was 35% lower**. 50% wrack seaweed with 50% salt was an antidote in rats fed salt at levels causing heart failure***. Seaweed is also a good source of iodine which contributes to normal thyroid, nervous system and cognitive function and the maintenance of normal skin.
* Ge S, et al. Association between Habitual Dietary Salt and Risk of Gastric Cancer: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies. Gastroenterology Research and Practice. 2012;2012:ID808120.
** Japanese research published in the British Journal of Cancer, 2003. What the Scientists are Saying – Health Scare of the Week. Report in The Week, January 17, 2004.
*** Yamori Y, et al. Dietary Prevention of Stroke and its Mechanisms in Stroke-Prone Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats – Preventive Effect of Dietry Fibre and Palmitoleic Acid. Journal of Hypertension. Supplement. 1986;4(3):S449-52.
How to use
Pass the Seagreens®. Sprinkle on everyday food instead of salt. Replace salt in baking. Blend with herbs in your own seasoning.
British Isles and Nordic region. The best seaweed species are found in different locations. Seagreens has developed 5 food certified remote harvesting locations and production facilities in England, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and Scotland.
What is Nutritious Food Seaweed?
NFS makes the quality of certified seaweed in a product transparent to consumers, with access to its nutritional profile. The total composition of NFS seaweed is monitored and must meet minimum and maximum criteria both for the good stuff (nutrients) and the bad stuff (contaminants), compliant with the most stringent international food safety standards. NFS is more than a quality standard, enabling the sustainable production of world class seaweed for human consumption which gives seaweed producers access to new markets at home and abroad. Rooted in the principles of biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming, with aspects of marine science, botany, nutrition and conservation, NFS has been administered by the Seaweed Health Foundation together with the Biodynamic Association since inception in 2014.
What others say
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“I used The Mineral Salt as a general food condiment, I liked it very much, have already bought it again and it is good value.”
Dr N. Campbell-McBride MD MMedSci(neurology), MMedSci(nutrition), Cambridge 2006
“A fantastic way to add nutrients to a meal.”
SB, Essex 2011