So we moved to Warsaw, Poland about a month ago from Rhode Island and so far, eating paleo has been pretty easy here. My only issue is I'm having a hard time locating any kelp affordably and that used to be my iodine source (kombu added to broth or boiling water as a tea.)
I recently discovered smoke sprats. These aren't the canned ones in oil. They are gutted whole sardines with the heads still on. Does anyone have any idea if this is a decent source of iodine? Either way, they are freaking delicious, but I'm wondering if I really need to pony up the dough for their overpriced kombu or if this will do. I like to eat maybe 5-8 sprats with some veggies or a glass of kefir.
Here's a picture for reference
asked byAshley_Roze_ (10904)
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on October 02, 2012
at 04:17 AM
What prompted your move to Warsaw (I am half-Polish)?
I'm guessing the sprats are Baltic? This study show a slight increase in the iodine content of herring when smoked, but total iodine is still quite low. I can find nothing on sprats or sardines.
Being pregnant I would hedge my bets, buy the kelp and continue looking for a cheap source. But man, those sprats look good.