Dried Sea Lettuce Organic
The seaweed was collected by hand in its natural environment on the Galician coast (Bay of Biscay and Portuguese waters). Sea lettuce is also known as the fresh, crunchy seaweed vegetable. In taste and function, the seaweed is similar to spinach and has a pleasant, mildly sweet taste. Since the algae become 6 times larger when soaked or cooked than when dried, it is advisable to use only small quantities.
Use of sea lettuce seaweed
The so-called sea lettuce can be used soaked or cooked and is excellent in salads, soups, with eggs or croquettes, and of course with all kinds of fish and seafood dishes and sushi.
- To hydrate: soak in water for 10 minutes, change the water and soak again for 5 minutes.
- To cook: boil in plenty of water for 3-5 minutes.
Healthy properties of seaweed
Seaweed is very versatile and can be used as an ingredient in all kinds of dishes as well as for seasoning. In addition, seaweed is very healthy as it contains many different nutrients and vitamins:
- It contains a lot of iodine. Even a small amount covers the daily requirement.
- Among other things, seaweed contains protein, soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamins B1 and B2, iron, manganese, copper, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fats.
- In smaller quantities it also contains vitamins A, C, E and K, folic acid, zinc, sodium, calcium and magnesium.
- Seaweed contain antioxidants
Directions for eating seaweed
Seaweed is naturally rich in iodine. Although iodine is very important for normal thyroid function, excessive intake can lead to thyroid dysfunction. Therefore, an average daily intake of no more than 0.2 mg iodine is recommended. The iodine content varies depending on the type of seaweed and the preparation method. Therefore, please pay attention to the information on the package.
May contain traces of crustaceans, shellfish and fish.
Sea Lettuce seaweed*
*from controlled organic cultivation