Even More Seaweed in M&S

M&S have followed the 2018 trend for seaweed by using Seaweed & Co.’s innovative seaweed ingredients in their own branded products as well as stocking other products containing our seaweed, meaning even more seaweed in M&S! STAG Biscuit range Stag...

Oatmeal Coconut Bars with seaweed

Seaweed Recipe Oatmeal Coconut Bars with seaweed Just look at the picture, these crumbly bars are just so good! You’ve got to try them. Submitted by: Marlene Watson-Tara marlenewatsontara.com Suitable for: Vegans Vegetarians Meat Eaters! What a treat, these oatmeal...

Lamb and seaweed meatballs

Seaweed Recipe Lamb Meatballs with Seaweed You’ve got to try these meatballs! Try with courgetti for a healthy mid-week tea. Submitted by: Marlene Watson-Tara marlenewatsontara.com Suitable for: Meat Eaters This is a super tasty, incredibly healthy meal the whole...

Lentil Bolognaise with Seaweed

Seaweed Recipe Lentil Bolognaise with Seaweed Bolognaise is a family favourite, and this incredible twist is phenomenally nutritious. Submitted by: Marlene Watson-Tara marlenewatsontara.com Suitable for: Vegans Vegetarians Meat Eaters! Bolognaise is a family...

Smoked Tofu Burgers with Seaweed

Seaweed Recipe Gingered Orange Pumpkin Soup with Seaweed These Burgers, with a sprinkle of Seaweed Nutrition Benefits are ideal for a fresh sunny meal. Submitted by: Marlene Watson-Tara marlenewatsontara.com Suitable for: Vegans Vegetarians Meat Eaters! With spring in...

Creamy Red Lentil Soup with seaweed

Seaweed Recipe Creamy Red Lentil Soup with seaweed This is the perfect way to warm yourself up on a cold and rainy day. Submitted by: Marlene Watson-Tara marlenewatsontara.com Suitable for: Vegans Vegetarians Meat Eaters! Whilst the spring should be here, with longer...

Seaweed Savory Biscuits

Seaweed Recipe Seaweed Savory Biscuits These savory biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to a cheeseboard. Submitted by: Doctor Seaweed Suitable for: Vegetarians Meat Eaters! Eat them on their own, smothered in butter or with your favorite cheese. They are soft,...

Seaweed Soda Bread

Seaweed Recipe Seaweed Soda Bread This tasty soda bread is easy to make. Smothered it with butter straight from the oven! Submitted by: Doctor Seaweed Suitable for: Vegetarians Meat Eaters! It’s hard not to eat this bread all in one go fresh from the oven. Serve...

Fresh pasta made with seaweed

Seaweed Recipe Fresh pasta made with seaweed This delicious recipe is a great way to incorporate seaweed into all your pasta dishes. Submitted by: Doctor Seaweed Suitable for: Vegans (option) Vegetarians Meat Eaters! Adding seaweed into Pasta is a great way to benefit...

Marlene’s Macro Paella with seaweed

Seaweed Recipe Marlene’s Macro Paella As a Friday treat of a tasty, healthy and filling dish, why not try today or this weekend another of Marlene Watson-Tara’s great recipes. Submitted by: Marlene Watson-Tara marlenewatsontara.com Suitable for: Vegans Vegetarians...

Toasted Seed Bars with seaweed

Seaweed Recipe Toasted Seed Bars Another superb high standard recipe from Marlene Watson-Tara, with an addition of seaweed nutrition.  Submitted by: Marlene Watson-Tara marlenewatsontara.com Suitable for: Vegans Vegetarians Meat Eaters! Try these healthy snack bars...

Roasted Beet Hummus with seaweed

Seaweed Recipe Roasted Beet Hummus If you’ve made the magnificient Sweet Potato Falafel recipe (with that boost of seaweed nutrition benefits), then what better to go with them that this delicious Roasted Beet Hummus? Submitted by: Marlene Watson-Tara...

Seaweed Health Benefits – Food as a Medicine

There are lots of potential seaweed health benefits: seaweed for nutrition; weight loss; and blood sugar management. So why aren’t we using food seaweed as a medicine, and accessing these incredible seaweed health benefits?! The problem Expenditure for the NHS for...

Iodine Deficiency – How Seaweed Can Help

How much do you know about iodine deficiency and how seaweed can help? Here Dr Craig Rose explains: What is iodine and iodine deficiency Iodine is a naturally occurring element, found in foods such as dairy, fish and other seafoods, but in very limited amounts in land...

Seaweed Nutrition Facts, that you didn’t know

In case you didn’t already know, seaweed is full of nutrients! Here Doctor Seaweed® will tell you some seaweed nutrition facts that will leave you bewildered! Some basic facts There are over 10,000 different species of marine macroalgae (seaweeds!) globally, with 650...

Seaweed and Weight Management – how seaweed can help

NutraIngredients USA are focusing on numerous issues in the health and nutraceutical markets throughout 2018 with a different focus each month. January’s focus is weight management, and Doctor Seaweed® is going to explain how seaweed and weight management can work...

Seaweed for Beauty – top trend for 2018!

We already know that we can use seaweed for beauty, and now predications say that it will be a top trend in 2018! Seaweed for beauty – but why?! We know that the environment and weather can negatively impact on our skin and hair, so let’s use sources from the...

Seaweed benefits the aging process – all you need is Coffee, Seaweed, and Sleep!

Here we will explore a solution for the age-old question that everyone wants to know the answer to: How can I hold back the years?! (and how seaweed benefits!) What is the discovery? Leading expert Dr Elizabeth Blackburn says that the key to staying young is getting 7...

Back to Basics for Seaweed in 2018

It’s a new year! So we want to take you all back to basics, and explain what we do at Seaweed & Co.! What Seaweed & Co. do? Seaweed & Co. advise on, supply and accredit superior seaweed… from sea to store. Why do we it We want you to know how...

Seaweed takes the BBC by storm!

On 23rd November 2017, Seaweed & Co. Founder and Managing Director, Dr Craig Rose, appeared on BBC World News, BBC Impact to discuss future foods, sustainability and seaweed’s important role in delivering a healthy and sustainable future. BBC World News BBC World...

The Organic Industry is Booming – Great News for Organic Seaweed!

The demand for organic produce across the world is increasing at an exciting rate! This is excellent news for our own organic seaweed. Here Doctor Seaweed® will explain why… Drivers for Organic Food Growth Figures from the Soil Association state that you can now buy...

Support for Seaweed

The North East Business and Innovation Centre’s (BIC) Innovation Programme has provided support to Seaweed & Co. to expand on our unique seaweed powders to reach a wider market and provide much needed health benefits. The BIC’s Innovation Programme help SMEs...

Could you be Iodine Deficient as a result of a Dairy Free Diet?

Dr Craig Rose summarises, why some people could be iodine deficient as a result of a dairy free diet (that is insufficient in iodine), and how seaweed may benefit it. Dairy Free Diets Approximately  three quarters of the world’s population may be dairy intolerant....

Seaweed Benefits the Normal Growth in Children

Vitamins and minerals are essential to a child’s growth for numerous reasons. If your child is a picky eater, they may not be getting essential nutrients through their food – adding seaweed to their diet could be an easy, and tasty solution. Here Doctor Seaweed® shows...

Why Smoked Seaweed Snacks are in!

According to Gil Hyslop, millennial snackers think that the aroma of snacks is essential for the snacking experience. They want new and different flavours with an aroma (like smoked seaweed!). Snackex completed a survey incorporating 1,000 male and female participants...

Respecting our Marine Environment: Seaweed Sustainability

SeaBOS A collaboration has been formed between Swedish researchers and some of the biggest fishing companies in the world.  The aim of this collaboration is to connect scientists with businesses and encourages them to share their knowledge. It emphasises a...

How to include Seaweed in your Diet

What is it?…. Seaweed is an algae, and scientifically is referred to as marine macro-algae (that means the big algae that grows in the sea!) In general, seaweed is a highly sustainable resource, as it requires no land, freshwater or fertiliser to grow. Seaweed...

DNA Authenticated Seaweed

During 2013, the Horse Meat scandal led to consumers losing their confidence in meat products, and the honestly of the paper trail. Without analytical, independent authentication of what meat is what, then people and companies can lie; and they did. Therefore, DNA...

Could Superfood Seaweed help fight disease?

Consumers are becoming more health conscious and instead of just calorie counting they are learning more about a balanced diet with vitamins and minerals. So, could natural whole foods, including superfood seaweed, with numerous vitamins and minerals help prevent and...

Seaweed Forest Display – National History Museum

The Natural History Museum (NHM), until 1992, was known as the British Museum. When the museum first opened its doors in April 1881 the main exhibition was a collection of human and animal skeletons. Along with an exhibition of dried plants. Now the NHM is hosting a...

Seaweed Benefits for the UK with Research on Seaweed Farms

Seaweed Farming is the system of cultivating and harvesting of seaweed. This consists of controlling the life cycle of algae as much as you can. Oban is a resort town, located on Scotland’s West Coast. Up to 25,000 tourists a year visit. A trial began in April...

The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Seaweed Snacks

Are you prone to a snack or two a day? Are they unhealthy and delicious, or healthy and delicious? Read on to find out more about the latter! Snacking in the UK is very popular with 93% of adults admitted to snacking over a two-week period and 63% of these snack once...

Seaweed Benefits Paleo Diet!

Consuming only the most natural foods, to return our bodies to their natural state, is the purpose of the Paleo Diet, here we will discover the facts and how seaweed benefits paleo diet participants. What is the Paleo Diet? The paleo diet is often referred to as the...

Seaweed is one of the world’s biggest health food trends 2017

The biggest health food trends of the coming year have been revealed by Symrise, and unsurprisingly seaweed makes the list   By exploring health trends, food habits, global influences and ingredients from all around the world, Symrise has created an elite list of the...

Sainsbury’s Spectacular Seaweed Soup

‘Sea Greens and Grain Broth’ marks an exciting new addition to Sainsbury’ soup range Seaweed Soup? Really? Yes, really! Seaweed soup may sound odd to some, but it’s bang on trend – and for good reason. 2017 is the year that seaweed is in as the number one power plant...

Allergen Free Seaweed Supplied by Seaweed & Co.

It may seem odd that seaweed (clearly from the sea!) could be considered allergen free seaweed.  However, Seaweed & Co. can offer allergen free seaweed within the parameters stated, and which we explain more about here. By its very nature, seaweed comes from the...

The Benefits of Seaweed on the TV!

Our very own Dr Craig Rose appeared on the Channel 4 prime time TV show Food Unwrapped to discuss the many benefits of seaweed. The particular benefits of seaweed discussed were seaweed’s use for salt replacement.  The umami properties of seaweeds can boost...

Smoked Seaweed Ingredients – British Spices!

A recent article in The Guardian highlights how Britain’s native plants give some amazing flavours.  One specifically they mention is the incredible pepper dulse – a type of seaweed.  Its intense peppery flavour is really quite spectacular.  However, as a...

Seaweed Ingredients – Number 1 Trend for 2017

Here at Seaweed & Co., we are absolutely delighted to see our seaweed ingredients recognised as the NUMBER 1 Trend for 2017.  A recent report highlights Plant Power Trends, with Seaweed Ingredients as the number one.  This report features The Food Doctor’s...

Seaweed Week on BBC Programmes – Discussing the Many Seaweed Benefits

Seaweed has had a meteoric week of media, as the many seaweed benefits continue to amaze, and demonstrate their relevance to many aspects of our lives. The appearance of our own Dr Craig Rose on BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme was a huge highlight for us....

FutureFest – Future Uses of Seaweed & Other Amazing Stuff

FutureFest is coming – the weekend of 17/18th Sept 2016, and our own Dr Craig Rose is speaking on the future uses of seaweed and other amazing stuff! FutureFest is set to be a mind-blowing weekend of talks and immersive experiences. Its a huge honour to be...

Seaweed Ingredients Still Have Huge Potential

A recent article in Food Navigator USA reports experts saying algae and seaweed ingredients still have huge potential Seaweed ingredients offer a plethora of benefits for the food, beverage and nutrition markets. The article highlights how there has been aspects of...

Seaweed for weight loss: Obesity and diabetes at Food Matters Live

Dr Craig Rose will be speaking on seaweed for weight loss at Food Matters Live this November.  The event covers many topics, and with a specific seminar on Obesity and Weight Management in diabetes.  This includes Dr Rose, who will talk on “Seaweed: the...

Seaweed Superfood – its official!

Channel 4’s Superfoods programme was aired this week in the UK, and confirmed (what we’ve know all along!) that seaweed is a superfood!! Seaweed superfood is something that has been highlighted many times before.  In this programme the seaweed superfood...

Seaweed During Pregnancy – the Number One Craving!!

We’re deighted to report that seaweed during pregnancy is apparently the number one craving!! This may not be as odd as you think, especially when we explore the sceince and importance of seaweed nutrition during pregnancy and beyond. During pregnancy there are...

Why Seaweed is Good for You, Your Skin and Hair?

I am sure you are familiar with an expression ‘beauty inside and out’, and “beauty from within” Well eating seaweed is good for you, for hair and your skin (our seaweed even has an EU Approved Health claim for skin!!). The fact that seaweed is good for you...

Seaweed at the House of Lords

Dr Craig Rose, Founder and Managing Director of Seaweed & Co. was honoured with an invited talk on seaweed at the House of Lords. The event on enterprise, was sponsored by Lord Wei of Shoreditch, and was held within the House of Lords, and next to the beautiful...

Iodine Deficiency in the UK – Could Iodine from Seaweed be the answer?

A recent report from the Iodine Global Network states that the UK “now ranks seventh among the ten most iodine-deficient nations in the world, one of only two high income countries on the list.” This is a pretty shocking statement, and we explore here if iodine...

Salt, damned lies and statistics!! Just use seaweed for salt replacement

A recent article in Food & Drink Europe discusses the controversial success of salt reduction targets in the UK.  We just want more people to be using seaweed for salt replacement! The UK’s food industry was recently pleased with the success reported from...

Seaweed & Co. invited to the House of Lords

Seaweed & Co.’s founder and Managing Director, Dr Craig Rose, is honoured to have been invited to speak at the House of Lords. As a result of Seaweed & Co.’s achievements, aspirations and growth potential, the company has been invited as one of a...

Seaweed & Co.’s superb Scottish Seaweed Supply selected as Case Study for Exporting is GREAT

The British Government’s StartUp Loans Company has selected Seaweed & Co. as its Case Study to highlight Exporting is GREAT. In collaboration with multiple partners (including our favourite people at Virgin StartUp), this initiative is promoting the opportunities...

Creamy Red Lentil Soup (with seaweed nutritional benefits!)

Whilst the spring should be here, with longer days and daffodils in bloom, it is a cold rainy day where we are sat.  If its the same where you are, try this delicious, warming, and tasty soup from Marlene Watson-Tara; with added seaweed nutritional benefits too....

Lentil Bolognaise (with food grade seaweed)

Bolognaise is a family favourite, and this incredible twist by Marlene Watson Tara on the traditional meat dish provides a Vegan option, and includes our phenominally nutritious and unique food grade seaweed.  Ingredients 2 tbsps. Clearspring Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1...

Smoked Tofu Burgers with Seaweed Nutrition Benefits

With spring in the air and as summer is in sight, Marlene Watson-Tara has sent us another of her outstanding seaweed inspire recipes  – Smoked Tofu Burgers – with a sprinkle of Seaweed Nutrition Benefits – ideal for a fresh sunny meal. Ingredients 1...

Roasted Beet Hummus (with added seaweed nutrition benefits!)

If you’ve made the magnificient Sweet Potato Falafel recipe (with that boost of seaweed nutrition benefits) from the amazing Marlene Watson-Tara, then what better to go with them that this delicious Roasted Beet Hummus? Roasted Beet Hummus Nutritionally dense,...

Seaweed Recipes: Sweet Potato Falafel & Lemon Tahini Dressing (with added seaweed nutrition)

For a delicious Middle-Eastern inspired dish, look no further than Marlene Watson-Tara’s new recipe for sweet potato falafels. Packed with chickpeas, sweet potato and a generous pinch of spices to make it really flavourful, this light and easy recipe is perfect for...

Marlene’s Macro Paella (+ seaweed nutrition)

As a Friday treat of a tasty, healthy and filling dish, why not try today or this weekend another of Marlene Watson-Tara’s great recipes. Marlene’s Macro Paella  Ingredients ½ tsp Saffron Threads 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 onion, finely chopped ¼...

Gingered Orange Pumpkin Soup (with added seaweed nutrition)

She’s done it again – Marlene Watson-Tara has provided yet another amazing recipe, with added seaweed nutrition. It may be starting to feel a bit warmer, but a lovely bowl of delicious and healthy soup is still very much required. Gingered Orange Pumpkin...

Big Increases in Food and Drinks with added Seaweed Benefits – Reports Mintel

Mintel reports in a study out today that there has been a 147% increase in seaweed-flavoured food and drinks between 2011-2015. This is a great trend to see, and demonstrates the many seaweed benefits for the food, health and nutrition markets. As regular readers will...

Seaweed Food Ingredients – We’re Number One!

After a great article in Food Ingredients (Seaweed: An Ocean of Opportunity), we were delighted to see it was Number One as the most read story for several days! The article heavily featured our very own Dr Craig Rose talking about Seaweed & Co., and the immense...

Tagliatelle with Leeks & Chestnuts (with extra seaweed nutrition)

Wondering what to have for you evening meal? How about another amazing creation (with a pinch of amazing seaweed) of Tagliatelle with Leeks & Chestnuts) from Marlene Watson-Tara Give it a try, and benefit from this exciting vegan recipe with huge flavours and a...

Toasted Seed Bars (with added Seaweed Nutrition!)

Another superb high standard recipe from Marlene Watson-Tara, with an addition of seaweed nutrition: Toasted Seed Bars 1 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup sesame seeds 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 cup pine nuts ¼ tsp Hebridean Ascophyllum Seaweed ½ cup brown rice syrup Lightly toast...

Seaweed Standards May Be Coming Soon

Recent news reports of the Seaweed Standards proposed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) aim to ensure the sustainability of wild and cultivated seaweed globally.   In the main, this is most welcomed news, and Seaweed...

Europe’s Top Island is Officially to Source of our Seaweed Supply

One of the biggest international travel sites has voted the Outer Hebridean Island of Lewis and Harris as the top in Europe. Amazingly, this stunning and pristine island beat rivals in Thailand, Chile and Madagascar, which means it is included in the top five islands...

The Inspirational Marlene Watson-Tara Shares Her Recipes with Seaweed

I had the great pleasure of meeting Marlene Watson-Tara recently. She was not only fascinating, hugely passionate, and extraordinarily knowledgable, but she makes some really good food too! Here is her latest shared creation, which incorporates some of our seaweed:...

Seaweed Nutrition and Salt Replacement

Seaweed as an effective salt replacement we hope is becoming increasingly well-known! In previous blogs we have discussed the importance of reducing salt where I hope many of the ‘WHYs’ have been answered This post will focus more on the ‘WHEN’ In other words, we will...

Industry First from Seaweed & Co.’s Supply – DNA Authentication!

Increasingly industry is requiring better traceability, transparency and authentication of the foods and ingredients being used. At Seaweed & Co., and with the input of Dr Craig Rose, our expert panel and key collaborators, a highly innovative and proprietary...

Why Seaweed Supply can Benefit Vegans and Vegetarians?

There are not many ways for vegans and vegetarians to get certain vitamins and minerals as they don’t eat fish and meat. So, there may be a great deal of difficulty in finding a proper source of iodine, calcium, magnesium and omega3 fatty acids. When this is the case,...