If your mum knows her umami from her udon and is a dab hand in the kitchen, then a food-related present will be well received this Mother's Day.
A fun, new ingredient
For many home chefs, Mara’s artisan seaweed flakes are a fun and unusual new ingredient to experiment with. Easy to use, Mara adds real depth of flavour and is packed with health benefits.
So show your mum some love with this natural superfood hand-harvested from the elementally pure, cold seas around Scotland. Claim our offer on The Seaweed Cookbook and Tin Selection, below, or try these ideas to impress your maw. (As she'd be known in Scotland.)
Homemade high tea
If you’re more foody than the rest of the family, consider surprising your mum with some luxurious homemade treats. Better than a box of chocolates, why not bake some shortbread, scones or a cake? Or you could do both, plus make some smoked salmon sandwiches, and create a fancy high tea for her in the comfort of her own home.
As well as providing an interesting ingredient, Mara’s shaker tins make it easy to use seaweed flakes as edible confetti for decorating home-baking or plates!
Make her a happy hamper
What’s better than one present? Lots of presents! Start with a Mara tasting tin and create your own gourmet gift basket, packed with local goods from independent delicatessens, markets and gift shops.
Our three award-winning seaweed seasonings have been specially selected for their intriguing tastes and majestic colours, and come beautifully packed in individual test tubes. You can find other Scottish lovelies alongside Mara at these stockists.
The classic choice: a card and gift
If you’re pressed for time, don’t live close to mum or recognise that she’s Queen of the Kitchen, you could also just give her the gift of seaweed.
Our Seaweed Cookbook and Shaker Tin bundles are a perfect present for first-time seaweed cooks. Use code MUM17 for free shipping before Thursday 23rd and we’ll include a FREE seaweed greetings card for your own personalised message too.
Why seaweed is great for mum
As well as being a delicious natural seasoning for your food, Mara Seaweed offers a heap of health benefits for mums in any stage of life.
For the sporty mum, seaweed contains magnesium and potassium to aid post-exercise recovery by replacing minerals salts lost in sweat.
For the older mum, seaweed is iodine-rich. Iodine helps to support the thyroid’s hormone production and control hot flashes.
For the pregnant or breastfeeding mum, iodine in seaweed can aid healthy cognitive development in the baby.
Mara seaweed also contains:
Calcium, for healthy bones and teeth
Fucoidan, chromium and mannitol, to steady blood sugar levels
Slow release fibre, keeping you fuller for longer
The right amount of sodium for the body, 85% less than salt
So for a happy, healthy mum, try giving her seaweed this Mother's Day.