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Where to buy Seaweed online? (UK)

Answered on April 22, 2014
Created April 22, 2014 at 11:28 AM

I want to start having seaweed once a week. Where is the best place to buy it online as our markets don't sell it? Many thanks

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on April 22, 2014
at 01:01 PM

and is fresh going to be more nutrient and mineral rich than dried?

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on April 22, 2014
at 12:57 PM

Thank you. Am I ok just having it once a week or would it need to be twice a week ideally? Also how many grams of it would I need in each serving roughly? Many thanks.

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on April 22, 2014
at 12:03 PM

Amazon is not always the best price. I have welcomed people to spam. ;) Least then I can look at the range of offers and make up my own mind.

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on April 22, 2014
at 11:51 AM

@scottyrunner If you want a supplement, the best is organic kelp from Napiers the Herbalists. This is tested and one a day provides a good source of iodine. www.napiers.net/hebridean-seagreens-kelp-capsules.html There is also a link in that to articles about it. If you just want to add it to your cooking, try www.maraseaweed.com or atlantickitchen.co.uk. You can also pick it and dry it for use in cooking if you go to a certified clean beach with rockpools when the tide is out. All British seaweeds are edible, it s just a question of how chewy they are!

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on April 22, 2014
at 08:49 PM

@scottyrunner

My local health food shop has started selling an awesome organic portuguese brand called 'portomuinos' and i've been really impressed by the quality and variety the brand offers - up until now i've only managed to find japanese nori, which i understand has less of the good stuff in than many other seaweeds. I had a quick search for you and cressuk.com sells it for the same price as my local shop, but keep an eye out for other stockists because they have a massive (and pretty amazing - 'sea urchin roe anyone?!') range! So far i've tried the 'sea lettuce' and 'wakame' both tasty, nature friendly and even relative wallet friendly as swell to six times their dried size so lasting for ages!

Otherwise I think we need some expert advise so we can forage it for ourselves!

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on April 22, 2014
at 12:14 PM

By the way @scottyrunner iodine in seaweed takes about 3 days to leave the body. So ideally you would eat it twice a week.

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on April 22, 2014
at 01:01 PM

and is fresh going to be more nutrient and mineral rich than dried?

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on April 22, 2014
at 12:57 PM

Thank you. Am I ok just having it once a week or would it need to be twice a week ideally? Also how many grams of it would I need in each serving roughly? Many thanks.

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on April 22, 2014
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Amazon isn't a monitor of quality though. A lot of the seaweed they stock is just Chinese listings of indeterminate quality. If you want to eat seaweed, look for a good quality organic source like those recommended. That way you'll know it has not been harvested from near a sewage outlet or leaking nuclear power plant and not vacuumed up and destroyed the ocean bed in the process. You only need half a teaspoon for your minimum daily requirement and even a little packet will last a long time so it's worth the extra for organic.

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on April 22, 2014
at 12:02 PM

Just use Amazon, asking for links is kind of dangerous as it attracts spammers.

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on April 22, 2014
at 12:03 PM

Amazon is not always the best price. I have welcomed people to spam. ;) Least then I can look at the range of offers and make up my own mind.

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on April 22, 2014
at 11:54 AM

Yes I was looking to add it to my diet really. I don't see the point in supplements if you can get it in food cus I'll get loads of other nutrients and minerals that may not have even been discovered yet :) Thanks I'll check them last 2 links. :)

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