seaweed facts

Seaweed’s isn’t weird…
It’s wonderful

If you’re not already convinced just how wonderful seaweed really is then why not check out these amazing seaweed facts!
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Seaweed Fact #1

Incredibly, scientists have estimated that 70% of the world’s oxygen is generated by seaweeds and other marine algae. Reason enough to love the sea.
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Seaweed Fact #2

Did you know that marine studies suggest that up to 85% of plant life is found in the ocean?
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Seaweed Fact #3

Seaweeds are some of the world’s fastest growing plants. The giant kelp can grow by nearly a metre a day and to over 50 metres in total.

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Seaweed Fact #4

Seaweed has elements that help turn liquids into gels, used in everything from ice cream to toothpaste & even works wonders to keep the head on a beer!

Did you know just 2
WEED & WONDERFUL seaweed capsules contain:

IODINE

as much as in

WHOLE MAcKREL

POTASSIUM

as much as in

GRAMS OF BANANA

CALCIUM

as much as in

ML OF MILK

IRON

as much as in

GRAMS OF SPINICH

Seaweed could address iodine insufficiencies

Seaweed is naturally rich in iodine, an essential mineral that the body needs to make thyroid hormones. These hormones control the body’s metabolism and many other important functions. The body also needs thyroid hormones for brain development during pregnancy and infancy.
Recent research shows the UK is one of just two high-income countries with iodine deficiency issues, and has a worse rate than developing countries such as South Sudan. Our seaweed releases iodine more slowly, with longer retention in the body as compared to artificial sources (potassium iodide) often used in other supplementation. This was demonstrated in independent clinical trials.
  • 66% of women have a diet insufficient in iodine
  • 76% OF SCHOOL-AGED GIRLS HAVE A DIET INSUFFICIENT IN IODINE
  • 100% of our seaweed is measured for its iodine levels

SO WHAT DOES IODINE FROM SEAWEED DO

Iodine is an essential nutrient, and seaweeds can be a great source. It is extremely important you know what you are eating, and where it is from. Some seaweeds can be very high in iodine, and may cause issue, or be from sources where the water or processing may cause contamination. This is why the PureSea seaweed used in Weed & Wonderful products is specially selected, and measured every batch for safety, quality and iodine levels.

Our seaweed is a natural good source of iodine which supports:

Energy Yielding Metabolism

Normal Thyroid Function

Normal Cognitive Function

Maintenance of Normal Skin

Normal Growth of Children

Normal Functioning Nervous System

Yummy Umami
Why Seaweed Tastes Great

Seaweeds have natural levels of glutamates, which provide flavour boosting properties – an umami flavour. This means the right types of seaweeds can be used to enhance flavours in foods, reducing the need for as much salt, which causes serious health issues when eaten in excess. The Weed & Wonderful Seaweed Infused Oil range offers some superb umami, and smoky flavours, delivered in a way you’ll love.

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Glutamates

Did you know that glutamates are also naturally occurring in tomatoes, cheeses and other foods.

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Five basic tastes

Umami is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It is described as savoury.

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Distinct taste

People taste umami through its own taste receptors that typically respond to glutamate, rather than from a combination of the traditionally recognized taste receptors, scientists now consider umami to be a distinct taste.