Why are we all greedy for seaweed?

No longer just the culinary territory of sushi lovers, seaweed is going mainstream this year, and with good reason…

The seaweed market has grown 15% in the past year, according to consumer intelligence company IRI Worldwide. Furthermore, the number of food and drinks containing the seabed veggie have grown by an incredible 147% in Europe.

Seaweed has been a menu staple in China, Japan, and Korea since prehistoric times, but wider recognition of its versatility, nutritional benefits and the quest for cleaner eating are behind its current move toward global ubiquity.

It’s now appearing as a snack-in-a-pack, baked in scones, and even as a salty topping for popcorn. It can be eaten hot, cold, cooked, raw – you name it, someone is doing it with the weed.

There are over 3,000 varieties in existence, and here are just a few of the health benefits that grabbing a hold of this trend can bring you… 

* Gluten free, dairy free & vegan
* High in protein* Zero fat or carbs
* More vitamin C than an orange
* More calcium than broccoli
* Natural iodine for healthy thyroid function
* Omega-3 fatty acids
* Reportedly detoxes body of cadmium & lead found in cigarette smoke & the environment
* Ease gastric woes & even hangovers
* Anti-viral, anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties

We’ll leave you with this. The diet of the Japanese Okinawans is awash with seaweed. They have amongst the highest life expectancy on the planet.