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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 amazing seaweed is! It is the food of the future, and we want to help you know how to be part of this true superfood trend. No other food source has the health, nutrition and sustainability potential of seaweed! Seaweed is vastly underutilised and is highly sustainable resource. Using a species that has the right benefits and the right supply is essential. That is why we use Hebridean Ascophyllum seaweed, specially selected and processed for its unique qualities. How we do it We do this in three ways: Advise, and help you understand it Supply, in a format that is easy, convenient and familiar to use Accredit, so you know its high quality, safe, traceable and sustainable Which Seaweed At Seaweed & Co. we supply Hebridean Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed, amongst a few other select species. This is harvested and processed using our Patent Pending processes, and sourced from the pristine waters of the Scottish Outer Hebridean islands, with special rights from the Queen herself. Products Our seaweed is supplied as three main products: Seaweed& Hebridean Asco: Our Core Organic Hebridean Ascophyllum Seaweed – in fine or medium granules Seaweed& Smoked: Based around our core seaweed, this Organic Naturally Oak Smoked Seaweed provides all the benefits plus superb smoky flavours – in fine or medium granules Seaweed& Protect:...

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 across the North East to realise their innovative possibilities. With this support from BIC’s programme we developed a micro-encapsulated seaweed ingredient, which has the potential to tackle obesity and assist with managing blood sugar levels for people with diabetes. Dr Craig Rose, managing director of Seaweed & Co., said: “After working in the marine industry for over 15 years, I have found that seaweed has proven itself as economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. It has a wide range of health benefits and huge scope for growth commercially. “We invested a lot into developing unique seaweed powders using our Patent Pending techniques and have been delighted with the return on investment to date. Our original powders have had great success. However, they are mainly suitable for savoury flavours and so wanted to create something new to reach a wider market such as beverages and sports nutrition which have sweeter flavours.” Dr Rose added: “The BIC’s Innovation Programme was recommended from various sources and I approached them to help with the development of our exciting, new product. “From initial contact right through to bringing our new product to market, Elizabeth Shaw from the BIC was extremely helpful. She guided us through the programme, ensuring we were eligible for funding and assisting us wherever necessary. ‘Seaweed&TM Protect’, is a fine seaweed powder; each individual particle is finely coated with a thin layer...