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Why seaweed?



Such a comprehensive balance of nutrients is found in no other natural food but seaweed.

From the primordial ocean to the vegetation and animals which remain our food today, the roots of our nutritional composition extend beyond the earliest organisms to the very chemistry of life itself, which is the chemistry of the human body.

In the course of time, life forms evolved their own diversity and therefore their specific diets, becoming increasingly specialised.

This led them to 'select' out nutrients and protect against toxicity, each evolving different mechanisms of selectivity, where previously, even the most toxic of substances might have been tolerated by the organism.

Each land grown food thus has a little of what we need and helps protect against what we don't, which is why a varied diet is essential.

But unlike land grown foods, seaweed is almost as old as the ocean, a primordial whole food which incorporates the full spectrum of nutrients and perfectly complements and completes the more limited range of land food nutrients.

The human body is one of nature's most complex achievements, its intricate design engineered over millenia to maintain the balance of nutrients required for its overall health.

Seaweed, still transforming into nutrients the chemistry of our mutual beginnings, contains a little of everything still needed by our bodies.

Hence its unique capacity to fill the many gaps in the very different diet we eat today, including land vegetables.

So abundant are our native wild seaweeds, that a small number of species can respond to the nutrient depletion in modern foods, for millions of people.

It is not necessary to eat them like whole vegetables on the plate, in large quantities.

A gram a day of the best quality seaweeds provides sufficient nutrition to balance out a person's daily diet. 

More is only necessary in nutritional therapy and at various ages and times, according to health condition.

The balance of nutrients does not return naturally to our soils, or the foods we produce in them.

in recent decades, egregioius agricultural practices have made matters worse.

Yet we are still what we eat, and our nutritional composition remains paramount.

Biodynamic and organic farming and composting, properly feeding our livestock, the best forms of husbandry, should also include seaweed.

More importantly than ever, seaweed is a distinctly sustainable food.

Roughly 40% of our land surface is already used for food production.

The oceans are 7 times larger, and seaweeds grow in all of them.

They need no fresh water, no soil, no fertilisers, and at least at Seagreens®, no fossil fuels in production.

A nutritious food for our times, without parallel.

Video: Seaweed - Europe's vegetable of the future (2013)