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?  ...

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...

Weed & Wonderful Winners – Doctor Seaweed lands a listing with Holland & Barrett

Showcasing Doctor Seaweed’s new Weed & Wonderful range, we exhibited at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.  Doctor Seaweed impressed Holland & Barrett judges in just a 2 minute pitch, and resulted in us winning a listing in this mega...

My journey into marine biology: How I became “seaweed aware”!!

Written by: Adelaide Wickham, undergraduate Marine Biology student, University of Newcastle upon Tyne When someone asks me what I do at University and I respond saying Marine Biology, the reaction is always one of intrigue and fascination. Possibly it is not the most...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

The Organic Industry is Booming – Great News for Organic Seaweed!

The demand for organic produce across the world is increasing at an exciting rate! This is excellent news for our own organic seaweed. Here Doctor Seaweed® will explain why… Drivers for Organic Food Growth Figures from the Soil Association state that you can now buy...

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...

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...

Respecting our Marine Environment: Seaweed Sustainability

SeaBOS A collaboration has been formed between Swedish researchers and some of the biggest fishing companies in the world.  The aim of this collaboration is to connect scientists with businesses and encourages them to share their knowledge. It emphasises a...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...