SEA and Seagreens - a proud partnership
In 2020 Seaweed Enterprises Australia partnered with Seagreens UK to bring to Australians a range of superior quality Seaweed products for human nutrition.
Seagreens has pioneered the production of wild seaweed species in the British Isles and Nordic region and for over two decades has led the field in applied nutrition research.
Their nutrition products uniquely combine different seaweed species for easy everyday use, to provide a comprehensive balance of nutrients found in no other natural food but seaweed.
Each land grown food has a little of what we need, which is why a varied diet is essential.
Seaweed is a primordial whole food which perfectly compliments and completes the more limited range of land food nutrients.
Seaweed contains a little of everything needed by our bodies and has the unique capacity to fill the many gaps in our modern diet.
It is not necessary to eat them like whole vegetables on the plate, in large quantities.
Just a gram a day of the best quality seaweeds provides enough nutrition to balance out anyone's daily diet.
Seaweed is a distinctly sustainable food.
Roughly 40% of our land surface is already used for food production. The oceans are 7 times larger than the land, and seaweeds grow in all of them.
Seaweed needs no fresh water, no soil being tilled, no fertilisers or synthetic sprays, and at Seagreens we use no fossil fuels in production.
Seaweed is a nutritious food for our times, without parallel.
The full Analysis including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phenols, essential fatty acids, enzymes, trace elements, amino acids, proteins and numerous nutritional compounds for each product can be found on our online store.
Comparison of typical iodine levels
Iodine is essential for life and, although only very small amounts are needed, we need iodine regularly because we can't store large amounts in the body.
Iodine is essential for growth and brain development in children. The body uses it for bone and nerve growth, and also to ultilise proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Too little iodine may cause extreme tiredness, feeling cold, problems concentrating and hair loss. And without enough iodine, the thyroid gland may enlarge to form a goitre.
If you think you might be sensitive to iodine talk to your doctor and ensure you have this checked through an appropriate clinical assessment. Remember, foods are a complex mixture of ingredients. While you may suspect iodine, it may be some other ingredient causing the problem, in which case you could be unnecessarily avoiding iodine-containing foods. A proper assessment should help to confirm this one way or the other.
The British Health Food Manufacturers’ Association advises that iodine supplementation should not exceed 500µg per day. Food Standards Australia New Zealand recommend 150µg for adults and up to 270µg for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Iodine comparison (data from 20 years of independent production analysis)
- 1 Seagreens Food Capsules (500mg) ..........195µg
- 1/8 teaspoon Food Granules (500mg) ..........195µg
- 1 Seagreens Iodine+ Capsule (500mg) ........350µg
- 1 Seagreens Iodine Lite Capsule (500mg)....150µg
- Other brand common kelp (eg laminaria) (500mg)... can vary from 350-2500µg
Easy Beetroot and Carrot Rolls
2 puff pastry sheets cut in half lengthwise
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated beetroot
½ cup grated smoked cheese or vegan cheese alternative
½ teaspoon Seagreens® Culinary Ingredient or to taste
1 egg or ⅓ cup milk or alternative
Mix together the carrot, beetroot, cheese and Seaweed until they are well combined.
Brush one long edge of the pastry with beaten egg or milk and place the carrot mix along the centre, squashing it down into a long sausage shape.
Pull the long edges of the pastry up around the filling with the egg washed side on top and push together gently to seal.
Gently turn the roll over so the sealed edge is on the bottom.
Cut into sections with a sharp knife and place them carefully on the baking sheet.
Brush the tops of the rolls with egg or milk and bake in a moderate oven for approx 30 minutes until golden and the pastry is cooked underneath.
To top the rolls with poppy or sesame seeds, take them out of the oven after 25 mins, brush again with egg or milk, sprinkle with seeds and return to the oven for the remaining five minutes.