Culinary Ingredient 200g
A highly nutritious taste of the wild.
Seagreens classic ready-milled grains of wild Ascophyllum seaweed are used in cooking and baking, or sprinkled on almost any raw or cooked food.
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In 2008 the government-funded Food Innovation Project approved Seagreens as a healthy replacement for salt.
"One of my favourite ingredients, Seagreens, is a UK produced wild wrack seaweed granules that have a complete nutritional profile - ie. it contains all the vitamins and minerals the body needs. It adds texture, flavour and nutrition to just about any savoury dish you can think of. It is expensive, but you only need a little - one teaspoon per serving is ample"
- Kate Wood, author of Raw Living ('detox your life and eat the high energy way'), Grub Street, London, August 2007
Use sparingly to add a highly nutritious taste of the wild to many dishes. Consumers describe a subtle nutty taste and texture in taste tests. Half a teaspoon adds a comprehensive range of vitamins and minerals and will enrichen the flavour of something as plain as broccoli soup.
But does it taste any good?
Too right: pep up the blandest of pizzas, put some poke into the most industrial of builders' breakfasts, or mix it with dried flaked chilli for an offshore combo that would bring Jacques Cousteau to the surface- Nigel Bardon, Maxim magazine, England, August 1998.
In a family sized loaf add a level tablespoon and leave out the salt. Use it in seafood dishes, with bacon and eggs, in risottos and casseroles; sprinkle it on pizzas and among sliced potatoes and cheese; with baked vegetables; as seasoning in stocks and sauces. A baked potato filling becomes a nutritious meal, and if you're going to enjoy fish and chips, pass the seaweed is a must!
Typical nutritional values(dependent analytical data)
Culinary Ingredient per 2 grams ( teaspoon)
Protein : 118mg Carbohydrate : 1110mg of which Dietary Fibre : 995mg (including the non-starch polysaccharides Algin, Fucose, Fucoidan, Mannitol, Methylpentosans, Laminarin, Mannuronic Acid and Chlorophyll Enzymes (units) Carbohydrase 90 (pH 8.0), Protease 1124 (pH 8.0)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) : Total EPA + DHA Omega-3 1.566mg, Omega-3 3.38mg, Omega-6 10.26mg, Omega-9 25mg, Alpha-linolenic Acid 1mg, Eicosapentenoic Acid 1.57mg
Vitamins : A (antioxidant carotenoids including beta carotene, fucoxanthin and violaxanthin) 178g, B1 (thiamin) 0.60g, B2 (riboflavin) 0.10g, B3 (niacin or vit PP) 118g, B9 (folate) 572g, B12 (cobalamin) 0.94g, C (antioxidant) 99g, D (cholecalciferol) 0.01g, E (antioxidant) 27g, H (biotin) 0.30g, K (menadione) 10g
Minerals : Calcium 27mg, Magnesium 16.5mg, Nitrogen 19mg, Phosphorus 1.4mg, Potassium 36.4mg, Sodium 69mg, Sulphur 0.11mg Trace Elements : Antimony 0.10g, Barium 12.10g, Boron 196g, Cerium 0.22g, Cobalt 1.26g, Copper 1.12g, Germanium 0.14g, Gold 0.10g, Iodine 1424g, Iridium trace, Iron 238g, Lanthanum 0.10g, Lithium 0.66g, Manganese 50g, Molybdenum 1.26g, Palladium 1.5g, Platinum trace, Praseodymium 0.224g, Rhemium 0.26g, Rubidium 12.40g, Ruthenium 0.006g, Scandium trace, Selenium 0.06g, Silicon 120g, Silver 0.11g, Thallium 0.004g, Tellurium trace, Titanium 4.14g, Vanadium 7.18g, Zinc 88g.
A total of 67 mineral elements have been analysed in all Seagreens human food ingredients.
Amino Acids : Alanine 3.54mg, Arginine 2.30mg, Aspartic acid 6.60mg, Cystein + Cystine 1.50mg, Glutamic acid 8mg, Glycine 7.70mg, Histidine 0.80mg, Isoleucine 2.12mg, Leucine 3.90mg, Lysine 2.50mg, Methionine 1.50mg, Phenylalanine 2.30mg, Proline 3.56mg, Serine 2.52mg, Threonine 2.56mg, Tryptophan 0.94mg, Tyrosine 1.32mg, Valine 2.90mg 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) = 1,000,000g (microgram)