Culinary Ingredient is Seagreens’ classic food ingredient - ready-milled grains of wild Ascophyllum nodosum Nutritious Food Seaweedfor use in everything from soups to risottos, sprinkled onto almost any raw or cooked food. Used in baking it can replace as much salt as you wish.
In 2010 research at Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Food Innovation found Seagreens to be a healthy natural replacement for salt (sodium chloride*). It is now used in some of the world's leading food brands.
In 2013 the World Health Organization revised its guidelines to focus as much on the balance of minerals as the reduction of sodium. Adults should consume less than 2g sodium (5g of salt) but at least 3.5g of potassium per day.
A person with elevated sodium and low potassium levels could be at risk of raised blood pressure. Currently, most people consume too much sodium and not enough potassium. Seagreens provides a comprehensive balance of all the minerals.
The iodine in Seagreens Culinary Ingredient contributes to normal thyroid, nervous system and cognitive function, the normal growth of children, normal energy-yielding metabolism, and the maintenance of normal skin. It also naturally contains all the other micronutrients needed for the proper transport and metabolism of iodine including selenium, tyrosine, zinc, copper, vitamins A, B2, B3, B6 and C.
regular and nutritional therapy use half a gram a day with breakfast. For
Children use quarter gram.
Iodine typically 390μg per gram
Suitable for vegans. Organic & Kosher certified.
Jars 100% recycled PET and widely recyclable.
INFORMATION ON SEAGREENS IODINE
In the UK, 66% of women and over 75% of 14-year old school girls tested, 82% of pregnant women, and 52% of 25-year-old students, were found to have insufficient dietary iodine. 49% of babies were found to be mildly deficient. Sufficient daily intake is especially important in women of child bearing age, in pregnancy, and in young children, since iodine is crucial for foetal and child brain development.
Independent research at Glasgow University in Scotland, compared Seagreens® wild Ascophyllum to a commonly used source of iodine - potassium iodide.
The study found that although both forms are bioavailable, the potassium iodide peaks and is quickly excreted from the body, whereas the Seagreens iodine is more gradually absorbed - with no adverse effects on thyroid function. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) was normalised across the study group of 50 iodine-insufficient women, whose average age was 25.