Why we choose Ascophyllum nodosum – is it the best seaweed for health and nutrition?

Why we choose Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed   A. nodosum, commonly know as egg-wrack, is a brown seaweed with large swollen egg shaped air bladders at intervals along the middle of the frond. Its northern limits are the White Sea in the east and Baffin Island in the...

Off The Eaten Path Seaweed Snacks – Doctor Seaweed

“I don’t know HOW to eat seaweed!” For a long time, seaweed has been associated mainly with Japanese dishes and eaten in dried forms such as nori sheets. But, there comes a limit to the amount of sushi one person can eat – and that’s where the Off The Eaten Path...

I’m Pregnant, Is Seaweed Good For Me? – Seaweed During Pregnancy

So, chances are you’re reading this because you’re pregnant… Or you’re trying for a baby. Or maybe you’re actually just interested in the workings of a pregnant human and are curious as to what exactly the benefits of eating seaweed...

Weed & Wonderful Seaweed Infused Oils on Sunday Brunch

  A Busy Few Weeks… So… it’s safe to say we’ve had a pretty hectic couple of weeks. We attended a mahoooosive food fair in London, got a feature in a National newspaper. Oh and we also spotted a celebrity chef using our Weed & Wonderful seaweed...

Weed & Wonderful Seaweed Products On Amazon!

Excited about our Weed & Wonderful seaweed products on Amazon? We are! Yep, as well as our online store, you can now get all of our Weed & Wonderful seaweed products on amazon! Offering a range of great prices, deals and offers, our new and exciting amazon...

Vegan Protein Balls With Seaweed

Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful Oaty Vegan Protein Balls With Seaweed   Who knew that you could make vegan protein balls with seaweed?! – Check out our online store for all your seaweed needs! With so many people getting into health and fitness it’s...

Smoked Seaweed Vegetarian Light Lunch

You’re hungry. But not THAT hungry. You have a bit of time to rustle up some lunch. But not THAT much time. You want something bursting with flavour, but good for you at the same time. Oh, and you’re a vegetarian… You need a smoked seaweed vegetarian...

Seaweed Infused Oils at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2018

Catch our Seaweed Infused Oils at Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2018   VOTE FOR DOCTOR SEAWEED’S WEED & WONDERFUL – FRESH DISCOVERY AWARD 2018 We’re off to the Speciality & Fine Food Fair and we can’t wait to see you there! We’re...

Seaweed Infused Rapeseed Oil – Why We Use Rapeseed Oil In Our Products

  Why use seaweed infused rapeseed oil?     Well, if you haven’t already worked it out by the title, our Seaweed Infused Rapeseed Oil contains…yep, you guessed it! Rapeseed oil.   We often receive lots of questions about the type of oil used in our...

Are You Ready For Summer with seaweed? – It May Be Able To Help!

Okay, so are you ready for summer with seaweed?!     No? We’re well into July so you may be thinking it’s too late to get ready for summer – but it’s never too late to make yourself feel better. Whether it’s for an upcoming sunny getaway or if you’re...

Quick And Easy Additions You Need For Your Seaweed Summer BBQ

The weather has been heating up across the UK over the last couple of weeks and it looks as though the sun is set to stay! Get ready for your Seaweed Summer BBQ! If you’re looking to make the most of this heatwave you’ll want some quick and easy meals that’ll save you...

How to Include Seaweed into your Diet with Seaweed Recipes

Struggling to know how to cook with or include seaweed in your diet? Know it’s good for you but have no clue how to combat this sea vegetable in the kitchen? These seaweed recipes are sure to help! As an island nation we are surrounded by an abundance of wonderful sea...

Seaweed for Gut Health

Recent studies have been revealing that seaweed for gut health could help to manipulate our gut bacteria after positive results in mice. Why do we need bacteria for our gut health?   Acknowledging the need to improve gut health is gaining traction, with more studies...

Seaweed at the NutraIngredients Awards – Finalists!

WOW! We have been shortlisted in the Editors Award for Innovation category meaning Seaweed at the NutraIngredients Awards 2018!! What are the NutraIngredients Awards The NutraIngredients Awards are an evening where industry wide success is celebrated, recognising...

Seaweed on The Great British Bake Off

This week saw Kaiser Chiefs front man, Ricky Wilson, battle it out in the bake off tent to impress the judges and raise money for Stand up 2 Cancer. – And what does he choose to entice them? Seaweed on The Great British Bake Off! His first bake was a wholemeal...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

It’s clear – seaweed is a superfood!

Companies are starting to understand that seaweed is a superfood – and with good reason! Recently, people have been catching on and realising that seaweed is a superfood. In fact, it’s one of the best superfoods around. Doctor Seaweed® is here to tell you why… Reports...

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...

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 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 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!!

Can you believe it – 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 often...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The History of Seaweed and The Ways to Achieve Seaweed Benefits

Seaweed is thought to have first come about approximately three and half billion years ago, and we realised seaweed benefits  many thousands of years ago, as archaeological records show.  In Japan, the past 2,000 years have seen many seaweed uses, and it is clear from...

Seaweed Benefits The Planet Yet Again With…Plastic Bottles!

Doctor Seaweed always want to try and educate with things you didn’t know about seaweed and algae. Did you know you can get plastic bottles made of seaweed! (And yes, you may want to try to eat it as well) ‘A fruit that was made by man’ – this is the way...

Seaweed for Salt Replacement, and May Stop You Putting on Weight

We have previously discussed that seaweed for salt replacement is one of the key seaweed benefits. In this blog, Doctor Seaweed will highlight some new studies and reveal various opinions on this issue. As new research is constantly emerging we want to help you to...

Back to school: Iodine rich foods are important for our children’s memory and is another seaweed benefit!

Iodine is an essential trace element, and our body really needs it to stay healthy and fit. Our children are about to be back to schools again. That’s why it is high time to discuss iodine rich foods and their importance for development and growth. The truth is there...

Further evidence of salt and high blood pressure – use seaweed ingredient to replace salt!

A new study from the Journal of the American Heart Association is further proof of the fact that sodium increases the chance of high blood pressure. Luckily, seaweed can be a great and nutritious alternative! Recent findings demonstrate a close connection between salt...

How many ways you can think of to benefit from incorporating seaweed supply to your diet?

There are plenty of recipes and dishes out there on the Internet, so where to start? Doctor Seaweed introduces 10 basic recipes so that you can make seaweed supply an essential part of your breakfast, lunch and dinner! Doctor Seaweed has previously blogged about the...

Seaweed Bacon?! Who’d have thought seaweed could supply such a flavour

The Internet is full of stories about this incredibly healthy seaweed that tastes like bacon, so Doctor Seaweed wants to highlight this news story and reveal more details. Nowadays seaweed and its nutrition may seem the holy grail of vegetables for vegans and those...

Can Seaweed Supply Make you Slimmer?

Research shows that incorporating seaweed as part of a healthy diet may help with weight management and make you feel better and … lighter! Studies from Newcastle University discovered that specific seaweed extracts have a great deal of influence on the fat absorbing...

Seaweed Supply Can Restore Your Energy and Cheer You Up!

A good seaweed supply into our diet could make you feel more energetic throughout the day, replacing coffee and energy drinks, a University of Texas study suggests. One cup of coffee, two cups of coffee, three cups … this is what we usually do to stay focused...

Could Seaweed be a Cure for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A new study suggests that fucoidans, that can be found in edible brown seaweed, may become a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic illness, often associated with a gut infection. As reported by NHS statistics, there...

One billion people around the world may have high blood pressure as they choose a saltier snack – so why not add seaweed instead?

What would you choose salty or … saltier? If you are likely to pick salty snacks this post might be of interest to you. It is a well-known that high blood pressure can lead to strokes and heart attacks. What is often worrying is that you can’t recognise hypertension...

84% of Women are Unaware of the Importance of Iodine During Pregnancy

Iodine insufficiency is a huge, and under-reported problem in the UK, and many parts of Europe. Seaweed can offer a solution to this, with multiple other benefits also. Pregnant women are not eating enough foods rich in iodine, which includes fish, milk, eggs...

Doctor Seaweed’s thoughts on #seaweed snacks

Doctor Seaweed’s thoughts on #seaweed snacks. Are they actually healthy? @ellemagazine and @toriadawson summarise some of the great benefits here below, with the overall feeling is yes, seaweed is really good for you!! Seaweed really is good for you This is a...