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 flavours, and therefore mean less salt is needed when used in the right products, and in the right way. In addition, Dr Rose highlights research undertaken and published that shows the benefits of seaweed to enhance shelf-life in breads and other products.
The other benefits of seaweed are the nutrition, enabling EU Approved Health Claims, and Seaweed & Co.’s research on weight and blood sugar management. I am afraid we can’t confirm the benefits of seaweed joked about by the TV presenter in this clip that it will make you swim better!
Benefits of Seaweed – there are many!
In addition to the use of seaweed highlighted in this TV programme, seaweed, and specifically Seaweed & Co.’s proprietary production of their seaweeds, enables ingredients with multiple benefits.
The benefits of seaweed include:
- Salt replacement and flavour enhancement
- Nutritional boosts, with particular emphasis on the minerals and trace elements
- As a safe, natural source of iodine, enabling EU Approved Health Claims, and addressing serious national issues of deficiency
- Address aspects of obesity and diabetes, with potential to increase satiety and reduce the rate of blood sugar release
To ensure that the benefits of seaweed are easy to achieve in a wide range of food, beverage and nutrition products, Seaweed & Co. has developed ingredients to ensure the highest quality, sustainability, nutrition and excellent flavour profiles. The format of the seaweed ingredients as powders and granules makes them straightforward to incorporate into manufacturing processes across a wide range of products applications.