Seaweed takes centre stage in The Chronicle with Kaiser Chief support, and celebrity seaweed recipe!

In a recent article from The Chronicle, Doctor Seaweed® tells all about the exciting new range of Weed & Wonderful® seaweed products and how Kaiser Chiefs lead singer, Ricky Wilson, loves it! Celebrity seaweed recipe Ricky used our PureSea® Smoked Scottish...

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 Superfood to Superhero

Eating seaweed could help the planet according to an article in The Financial Times. Seaweed superfood to superhero, is triumphing innovation in the food, health, medicine, and renewable energy industries to name a few. Why do we need seaweed superfood to superhero?  ...

European scientists sign up to Krakow declaration on iodine in bid to tackle deficiencies in children

Due to EU countries lacking in their efforts to eliminate iodine deficiency, reports suggest that half of all new-borns in Europe fail to reach their full cognitive potential. Now scientists taking part in the EUthyroid project have signed up to the Krakow declaration...

Iodine deficiency is no longer just a third world issue – so where can you get a source of iodine?

Iodine deficiency is re-emerging in developed industrialised countries, raising public health concerns, and emphasising the need for supplementation programs and fortification with a source of iodine. The Problem Director General of British Nutrition Foundation,...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

The benefits of algae are clear, from food to medicine to skincare

The growing interest in the benefits of algae shows just how popular the sea plant is becoming Algae is everywhere in the sea, and it could be a huge resource for many different possibilities. The benefits of algae are becoming clearer and clearer as research proves...

What is Seaweed & Co.? — watch Doctor Seaweed® himself discuss the benefits of seaweed

If you’re thinking, what is Seaweed & Co.? What do they do?, then let Doctor Seaweed® explain… Seaweed is 2017’s superfood, but with 10,000 species of seaweed out there it’s important to get a produce with the most nutritional benefits. So what is Seaweed &...

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...

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.’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...

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...

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...

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 – The Ultimate Paleo Food?!

Doctor Seaweed summarises interesting facts and figures about the paleo diet and the role of seaweed when it comes to what some consider ‘the healthiest way of eating! So What is Paleo? Let’s start from the very beginning … and I mean the beginning of times! The paleo...

Doctor Seaweed Speaks Seaweed Ingredients at Food Matters Live 2015

Food Matters Live 2015 was this week in London. A great event with thousands of visitors across the food and nutrition industries. Our very own Doctor Seaweed was honoured with two talks on “Seaweed for Salt Replacement”, and Seaweed, “The Future of...

Doctor Seaweed Talking (Twice!) on Seaweed at Food Matters Live 2015

Food Matters Live is the UK’s first cross-sector event bringing together professionals from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health to address one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health, nutrition and...

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...

Seaweed Supply from Harvesting and Farming

Doctor Seaweed has previously shared how to incorporate seaweed to your diet. We hope you are also learning about the benefits as we try our best to keep you interested and informed, and reveal details of the most interesting research on this incredible food of the...

The Cure of the Sea: Seaweed May Have Anti-microbial Benefits.

Seaweed benefits health with potential anti-biotic uses. Our immune system operates as a very complex mechanism. Therefore, scientists spend years on researching and understanding how it works. A recent study shows that there is a massive overuse of antibiotics during...

Seaweed benefits: Natural blue colorant for food extracted from algae

Doctor Seaweed talks about the benefits of natural colourant and reveals the latest food trends. I am more than sure that you have seen blue gummies, ice-creams, and other sweets at least once in your life! I also bet that many of you tried them and enjoyed … but have...

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...

Seaweed Ingredient Supply’s New Benefit: Safe Protection from UV Rays?

Inspired by the ocean, Swedish researches have discovered that seaweed ingredients could be a key natural component that may protect our skin from a damaging effect of UV rays. This post may be of interest to sunbathing-lovers. It is a commonly known fact that...

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...

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...