Dr. Cowan's Garden Sea-Vegetables Powder
Our Sea-Vegetables Powder is a blend of equal parts dulse, wakame and kelp, all harvested off the coast of Maine. They are certified organic and are thoroughly tested for any trace of contamination by such things as heavy metals and radiation. It has a more "oceanic" flavor than our mild Nori Powder, and it's packed with vital nutrients.
Dulse, a kind of red algae, has been used in Europe for at least 1,500 years, and there is a reference in a Chinese health manual from 600 BC about the necessity of feeding red dulse to the Chinese kings to insure their longevity. Dulse is rich in such minerals as iodine for thyroid support, chromium for blood-sugar regulation and manganese for supporting healthy bone formation. It is also rich in valuable omega-3 fats and other fat-soluble carotenoids.
Wakame is used liberally in traditional Japanese cuisine as a flavoring in soup as it pairs well with miso. The most intriguing aspect of wakame is that it is rich in a chemical called fucoxanthin, which inhibits the accumulation of fat in cells, thereby preventing obesity. Its use as a safe and natural weight-loss aide is being studied. Because of the ability of fucoxanthin to inhibit the accumulation of fat, it also lowers the LDL levels in the blood.
Kelp is a rich source of fucoidan, which has an anti-inflammatory effect as well as stimulating apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells. In addition, kelp has been shown to lower the serum estradiol levels, the type of estrogen associated with breast and uterine cancer. Finally, kelp is rich in sodium alginate, which has been shown to reduce the absorption of radiation from the gut by 50 to 80 percent.
A delicious blend (with a stronger ocean taste than nori), our Sea-Vegetables Powder is easy to use in soups, sprinkled on eggs or as a flavor enhancer for any savory dish. Our favorite way to use our Sea-Vegetables Powder is added to bone-broth soup with eggs and fresh vegetables.
$25 for 68 gram jar
Net wt. 2.4 oz