Seaweed is a nutritional powerhouse that nourishes us by supplying practically every needed nutrient for our body’s functions. All of the minerals required for human beings including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron and zinc are present in sufficient amounts. There are additional trace elements in seaweeds: Kelp, a brown seaweed also has significant amounts of Vitamins A and C, as well as B1, B2, B6, Niacin and B12- of which is rarely found in land plants.
Taken daily, seaweed can improve the health of your hair, support joint health, and help to rid the body of heavy metals. For those wanting to lose or maintain their weight, kelp is high in iodine supporting the thyroid and metabolic function.
Adding seaweed to your diet along with taking a muilt-vitamin is a very smart choice.
Seaweed Energy Bars (Theres are a favorite in our house)
1/2 oz. of kelp (Nereocystis) fronds
2 cups of almonds, hazelnuts or sesame seeds
1/2 cup of maple syrup
Coconut Oil (optional)
Powder the kelp fronds by placing them in a blender or using a mortar and pastle. Do the same with the almonds or hazelnuts. If using sesame seeds, leave whole. Add a 1/2 cup of maple syrup and mix well. Melt some coconut oil onto the cookie sheet (optional). Use a rolling pin to spread them onto a cookie sheet leaving them about 1/4″ thick. Use the oats to keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin. Bake at 350 for about 17 minutes or until golden brown. Use a pizza cutter to cut into the bars while still warm and enjoy!
1/2 oz of Kelp (Nereocystis fronds)
1/2 oz of dried stinging nettle leaf
1 cup of roasted sesame seeds
Grind the toasted sesame seeds in a blender or by hand. Combine the kelp and stinging nettle. Use this seasoning on soups, salads, sandwiches or whatever suits your fancy.
Kali S Winters
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