A Natural and Healthier Salt Alternative
The problem with salt
Because salt is often hidden in the food we eat, it’s very easy to consume more sodium than our bodies actually need.
Sodium is vital for certain functions in your body, but there’s also a lot of evidence which shows too much sodium causes high blood pressure.
It’s one of the biggest contributors to heart disease and stroke, and raises your risk of developing eye problems and kidney disease.
Seaweed is 85% lower in sodium than salt
Seaweed is a natural alternative to salt. Depending on the species, seaweed has between 9-12% sodium compared to table or gourmet salt, which can contain as much as 98% sodium.
Using seaweed as a seasoning is a great way to start cutting down your sodium intake. Try exploring our recipes for ideas and inspiration. But what about all that salty flavour that tastes so good?
No compromise on flavour
Swapping salt for seaweed doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavour. Seaweeds naturally contain high levels of minerals including sodium, but also potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium.
These minerals all create a salty taste and help to enhance flavour as well as adding health benefits to your food.
Choose seaweed to reduce cravings
So if you find yourself craving high-sodium foods like crisps, try seaweed instead. You’ll soon find yourself less tempted.
Eating seaweed regularly decreases your desire for salty junk food because you’re getting ample amounts of complex salts instead. The high fibre content in seaweed also helps you to feel fuller for longer. Nutritionally, seaweed is pretty amazing!