The Alg Seaweed Blog


Articles about Nutrition

Why Is Seaweed Good For you

Why Is Seaweed Good For you

Is Seaweed good for me and my family? Sure is! Edible seaweed is natural, low in calorie, and nutritious, containing many micro and macronutrients that are essential for health. Micronutrients – Vitamin B12, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K; iodine, iron, calcium,...

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Get To Know Your Sea Vegetables

Get To Know Your Sea Vegetables

Seaweeds are the glimmering colourful water plants often found in the ocean, as well as rivers and lakes. Within the 10,000 types of seaweed identified, edible seaweed is a small selection of macroalgae growing along seashores that are nutritious and could be consumed...

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The Fifth Taste – Umami

The Fifth Taste – Umami

Ever wondered where the unique deliciousness of seaweed comes from? The yummy secret flavour occurring naturally in seaweed is called umami, the fifth basic taste followed by sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. While human body receives sweetness as energy, sour and...

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Iodine in Seaweed

Iodine in Seaweed

How much iodine is too much? – Iodine in seaweed Iodine is an essential micronutrient for thyroid health, brain development, as well as children’s growth. The recommended daily intake of iodine in Australia and New Zeeland is 150 micrograms (µg) per day for adults,...

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Our Trademarked Rainbow Seaweed Blend

Our Trademarked Rainbow Seaweed Blend

Our Rainbow Seaweed blend with 5 Common edible seaweeds There are thousands types of algae in the world and yet only hundreds have been investigated for its purposes from agriculture, medicinal to human consumption. Alg Seaweed hand-picked a selection of highest...

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Seaweed, Pregnancy and Young Children

Seaweed, Pregnancy and Young Children

Can I eat seaweed when I am pregnant? Yes! Seaweed is a natural source of iodine and it is safe to consume as long as you are aware of which seaweed could potential excessive amount of iodine such as kelp therefore kelp supplement is never recommended during...

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Seaweed and Iodine Deficiency

Seaweed and Iodine Deficiency

Iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) occurs when insufficient iodine is consumed in one’s everyday diet. People with dietary restrictions, such as vegetarians, might find it difficult to meet the recommended daily iodine intake due to limited food choices. Pregnant and...

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Seaweed and Heavy Metal

Seaweed and Heavy Metal

Does seaweed contain heavy metals? In short, yes, just like some land based foods. Heavy metal occurs naturally in the environment. Marine algae could absorb minerals from the water which makes it high in nutrients. So, it makes perfect sense that seaweed also have...

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Iron, Magnesium and Vitamin B12 in Seaweed

Iron, Magnesium and Vitamin B12 in Seaweed

Edible seaweeds are natural and colourful sea plants packed with a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The sea vegetables are loaded with vitamin C, B12, A, iodine, magnesium, iron, and so on. Beyond all the carried nutrition goodies, some people might be...

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