Wondering how to cook seaweed?

We have the answer! Seaweed is a great, healthy addition to any meal but are you still wondering how to cook seaweed? Sometimes a lump of dried or fresh seaweed can be a bit daunting so why not cook with seaweed using Weed & Wonderful seaweed infused oils. It...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 for the summer!

Eating seaweed for the summer might just help you get summer ready Seaweed is the superfood of 2017, so why not make summer 2017 the summer when you discover the benefits of seaweed for yourself? Getting into seaweed for the summer can increase your health and...

The history of seaweed reveals the story of how seaweed saved the crew of the Grimsby trawler

The history of seaweed is rich and fascinating, showing how the sea plant has saved lives in the past A small piece of seaweed saved the lives of the trawler Lord Darling and her crew in a miraculously strange episode from the history of seaweed. Originally built in...

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 &...

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 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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...