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...

Seasonal Seaweed – A Weed & Wonderful Christmas

Are you still looking for that unique present?   Look no further! We have a beautiful seaweed Christmas gift set. The gift set features Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful Pure and Smoked seaweed infused oils (250ml) and our Intense Smoked Seaweed Culinary...

Should Vegans Eat Seaweed – Vegan month special

It’s vegan month! The month of November is all about celebrating the vegan lifestyle, educating others on the benefits and becoming more aware of what being vegan entails. Practicing a plant-based diet isn’t for everyone but this life choice is increasing...

Organic Seaweed Supplements in Holland & Barrett

Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful Seaweed Supplements are now available in Holland & Barrett stores and online!   Doctor Seaweed first gained a foot in the health store’s door after winning a pitch to the panel of judges including H&B CEO, Peter Aldis...

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...

Can seaweed help your metabolism?

We’ve all heard of our metabolism, but what exactly is it? And can seaweed help your metabolism? Get an organic, vegan friendly source of seaweed here! What is Metabolism? Technically it is ‘the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Iodine Deficiency – How Seaweed Can Help

How much do you know about iodine deficiency and how seaweed can help? Here Dr Craig Rose explains: What is iodine and iodine deficiency Iodine is a naturally occurring element, found in foods such as dairy, fish and other seafoods, but in very limited amounts in land...

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 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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...