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Pros and Cons of Main Coast Kelp

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM

What would be the pros and cons of a product like Main Coast Kelp Granules?

http://paleohacks.com/questions/39628/vegetables-iodine/39633#39633 http://www.amazon.com/Maine-Coast-Sea-Vegetables-Alternative/dp/B0007SMLUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331904054&sr=8-1

I read somewhere on PH that iodized salt loses its iodine after a couple weeks of opening. Would this be susceptible to that as well?

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on March 17, 2012
at 05:27 PM

Thanks for the link! I'll check that out

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on March 16, 2012
at 05:37 PM

Jatx, I buy seaweed from Larch Hanson. I am very pleased with what I've ordered. It's the best tasting seaweed I have ever eaten. http://www.theseaweedman.com/

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:53 PM

Interesting- I did not know that. Their website has a pretty extensive nutritional analysis of their products, but they don't mention bromine levels.

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I guess the main concern I would have would be if they bromine:iodidne radio was too high, it might be useless for iodine.

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on April 27, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Pros. The kelp and cayenne flakes make a bowl of steamed spinach taste really good.

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on April 27, 2012
at 09:11 PM

I would recommend switching up your seaweeds--have some dulse, hijiki, kelp, alaria--or wakame, nori. They all have different mineral & nutrient offerings. Fresh dulse is a treat on the Canadian border. It's soft and delicious when it's fresh. I also recommend Maine Seaweed. It's just a guy named Larch and some summer helpers. He has bulk discounts. Kelp $25. Alaria (like wakame) $32. Dulse $32. a pound A 3 lb family pack is $72.' Not affiliated--just like their seaweed.

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:08 PM

All pros! (Though I will admit to being a bit biased, since I'm from Maine). But seriously, Maine Sea Vegetables is a quality company. I haven't tried the kelp granules, but their dulse and laver are really good. As for iodine loss, I would expect that this would happen to iodized salt mostly because the iodine is added artificially. Seaweed would hold on to its iodine for a long time, I would imagine, because it is incorporated into the whole plant.

Ee70ee808f748374744404a00e1c22ed

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on March 16, 2012
at 02:53 PM

Interesting- I did not know that. Their website has a pretty extensive nutritional analysis of their products, but they don't mention bromine levels.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on March 16, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I guess the main concern I would have would be if they bromine:iodidne radio was too high, it might be useless for iodine.

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