Category: seaweed

Consumer Council: Tests of Ready to Eat Laver Detected High Iodine, Salt, and Fat

When the Hong Kong Consumer Council (HKCC) tested 27 types of ready-to-eat laver (dried seaweed) on the market, the results showed that all samples had high iodine content. Excessive iodine consumption may affect thyroid function. The tests also found that 70 percent of the laver samples were “high in sodium,” and nearly 40 percent were “high…


Get the Kids Involved in Making This Easy Snack

Nori is a mild-flavored seaweed used in all sorts of Japanese dishes. But it doesn’t grow in flat, even rectangles! To make nori sheets moist, wavy, raw nori is cleaned, minced, pressed, and dried into flat, crisp sheets. To up the crispness and make our nori chips sturdier, we fold each sheet in half before…


Australian Seaweed Supplement Touted to Reduce Livestock Industry Emissions Goes on Market After Years of ‘Extensive’ Research

A native Australian seaweed shown to reduce methane emissions in cattle has seen its first commercial purchase by a South Australian meat processor just weeks after the global sale of the seaweed was announced. This follows four years of extensive research and fast-tracked commercial licensing between Australia-government researchers at CSIRO, Meat and Livestock Australia, and…


Eating Seaweed Salad May Boost Immune Function

Eating seaweed salad may boost the efficacy of vaccinations and help treat cold sores, herpes, Epstein-Barr virus, and shingles. Billions of pounds of seaweed are harvested each year, the consumption of which “has been linked to a lower incidence of chronic diseases,” both physical and mental. For example, women who eat more seaweed during pregnancy appear to be less…


Scientists Come Closer to Solving Caribbean Seaweed Mystery

Scientists were baffled when a band of seaweed longer than the entire Brazilian coastline sprouted in 2011 in the tropical Atlantic—an area typically lacking nutrients that would feed such growth. A group of U.S. researchers has fingered a prime suspect: human sewage and agricultural runoff carried by rivers to the ocean. The science is not…