The Culinary Ingredient 90g
Seagreens® organic wild Ascophyllum nodosum
Daily health and nutrition plus salt replacement in cooking
Nutritional therapeutic use in thyroid health and iodine sufficiency
Seagreens® Culinary Ingredient is the classic food ingredient - ready-milled grains of wild Ascophyllum nodosum Nutritious Food Seaweed for use in everything from soups to risottos, sprinkled onto almost any raw or cooked food. Used in baking it can replace as much salt as you wish.
In 2010 research at Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Food Innovation found Seagreens to be a healthy natural replacement for salt (sodium chloride*). It is now used in some of the world's leading food brands.
In 2013 the World Health Organization revised its guidelines to focus as much on the balance of minerals as the reduction of sodium. Adults should consume less than 2g sodium (5g of salt) but at least 3.5g of potassium per day.
A person with elevated sodium and low potassium levels could be at risk of raised blood pressure. Currently, most people consume too much sodium and not enough potassium. Seagreens provides a comprehensive balance of all the minerals.
Seagreens® wild Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed (Organic)
Typical nutritional values
Protein : 29.50mg
Carbohydrate : 277.50mg of which Dietary Fibre 248.75mg (including the non-starch polysaccharides Algin, Fucose, Fucoidan, Mannitol, Methylpentosans, Laminarin, Mannuronic Acid and Chlorophyll
Enzymes (units) Carbohydrase 22.5 (pH 8.0), Protease 281 (pH 8.0)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) : Total EPA + DHA Omega-3 0.39mg, Omega-3 0.85mg, Omega-6 2.56mg, Omega-9 6.25mg, Alpha-linolenic Acid 0.25mg, Eicosapentenoic Acid 0.39mg
Vitamins : A (antioxidant carotenoids including beta carotene, fucoxanthin and violaxanthin) 89µg, B1 (thiamin) 0.3µg, B2 (riboflavin) 0.05µg, B3 (niacin or vit PP) 5.9µg, B9 (folate) .29µg, B12 (cobalamin) 0.0005µg, C (antioxidant) 49.6µg, D (cholecalciferol) 0.005µg, E (antioxidant) 13.5µg, H (biotin) 0.15µg, K (menadione) 5µg
Minerals : Calcium 6.75mg, Magnesium 4.12mg, Nitrogen 4.75mg, Phosphorus 0.35mg, Potassium 9.1mg, Sodium 17.25mg, Sulphur 0.03mg
Trace Elements : Antimony 0.03µg, Barium 3.03µg, Boron 49µg, Cerium 0.06µg, Cobalt 0.32µg, Copper 0.28µg, Germanium 0.04µg, Gold 0.03µg, Iodine 356µg, Iridium trace, Iron 59.5µg, Lanthanum 0.03µg, Lithium 0.17µg, Manganese 12.5µg, Molybdenum 0.32µg, Palladium 0.38µg, Platinum trace, Praseodymium 0.06µg, Rhemium 0.07µg, Rubidium 3µg, Ruthenium trace, Scandium trace, Selenium 0.02µg, Silicon 30µg, Silver 0.03µg, Thallium trace, Tellurium trace, Titanium 1.04µg, Vanadium 1.8µg, Zinc 22µg. A total of 67 mineral elements have been analysed in all Seagreens human food ingredients
Amino Acids : Alanine 0.89mg, Arginine 0.58mg, Aspartic acid 1.65mg, Cystein + Cystine 0.38mg, Glutamic acid 2mg, Glycine 1.93mg, Histidine 0.20mg, Isoleucine 0.53mg, Leucine 0.98mg, Lysine 0.63mg, Methionine 0.38mg, Phenylalanine 0.58mg, Proline 0.89mg, Serine 0.63mg, Threonine 0.64mg, Tryptophan 0.24mg, Tyrosine 0.33mg, Valine 0.73mg
Betaines : Glycine Betaine trace, Gamma Amino Butyric Acid Betaine trace, Delta Amino Valeric Acid Betaine trace, TML (Laminine) trace, L-Carnitine trace, Trigonelline trace, enzymes, lipids, lioproteins and many compound which cannot be artificially replicated or formulated
Note: 1g (gram) = 1000mg (milligram) = 1,000,000µg (microgram)
Typical nutritional values per 100g...
Fat 1.64g of which:
Mono-unsaturates (cis) 0.96g
Mono-unsaturates (trans) < 0.01g
Polyunsaturates (trans) <0.01g
Dietary Fibre 50g of which:
Insoluble fibre 41g
Soluble fibre 9g
Energy 161 kcalories (657 kJoules)
Comparison of typical iodine levels
The British Health Food Manufacturers’ Association advises that iodine supplementation should not exceed 500µg per day. Seagreens® Iodine+ Capsules were introduced in 2000 after requests from Vegans and vegetarians for a pure 100% organic quality single daily capsule to provide adequate, properly balanced natural iodine with no manufacturing incipients or other additives.
Iodine comparison (Independent analytical data)
- 2 Seagreens® Food Capsules (1 gram) 390µg
- 1/4 teaspoon Food Granules (1 gram) 390µg
- 1 Seagreens® Iodine+ Capsule (500mg) 350µ
- Common kelp (laminaria species) (1 gram) 700-5000µg