Important and Rare Trace Nutrients

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March 2012

Civilizations all over the world have long known sea vegetables to be valuable food and the best source of important nutrients that are difficult to obtain elsewhere. Sea vegetables have profound positive impact on human nourishment and well-being with a complete spectrum of imperative trace minerals that are not available in land vegetables. They contain virtually every mineral in proportions similar to that of the ocean and human blood, plus an array of cleansing phytonutrients, and fat metabolizing and eliminating polysaccharides like fucoidan, as well as calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, and vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E, and K. The combination of trace minerals and polysaccharides positively catalyze the elimination of fat. Studies have confirmed that sea vegetables boost immune system function, and help the body eliminate accumulated toxins. Many essential trace minerals, completely missing in modern diets, are readily available in sea vegetables, and they come with valuable vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids. Sea vegetables also provide culinary variety.

Eating sea vegetables is not limited to Eastern cultures, as many believe today. Coast dwellers of North America and Europe harvested sea vegetables as food for millennia, and then traded them far inland. One of the most popular has been dulse Palmaria palmate, a native red sea vegetable that grows wild along the shores of the North Atlantic. Ireland's St. Columba monks created the oldest records of harvesting dulse as food more than 1,400 years ago. Dulse, like EDEN whole leaf dulse and dulse flakes, continues to be popular in Ireland, Scotland, Iceland, Canada, and New England. Sea vegetables are and have been a common ingredient in baked goods and recipes in the Western world. It is commonly added to porridge.

Organic, Sustainable Source

EDEN Dulse is a soft crimson sea vegetable with a tangy flavor. This certified organic, wild seaweed is hand harvested near the mouth of the Bay of Fundy just off the picturesque island of Grand Manan, New Brunswick. Dulsers travel to the island in dories, harvest at low tide, and spread the fronds over nets held up by large flat stones on the beach. Here it is summer sun and sea breeze dried.

Grand Manan is famous for dulse because of its ideal growing environment for it. High cliffs on the west shade the dulse beds from early sunlight. The cold North Atlantic, morning shade, and tidal flow nurturing create perfect growing conditions. This results in the highest quality dulse. It is thicker, darker, and richer in flavor than dulse grown anywhere else. Biologists manage the island's resources and oversee the hand harvesting to ensure minimal upset to near-shore ecology and a sustainable abundant yield.

Versatile Culinary Beautification

Organic EDEN Whole Leaf Dulse and Dulse Flakes are extremely versatile, delightful food. Use them in salads, soups, stews, chowders, pesto sauce, on sandwiches and pizza, in stir-fries, dips, hot porridge, and in baked goods. Whole Leaf Dulse is a refreshing snack food right out of the package, or oven toast it several minutes for a crispy treat. EDEN Dulse Flakes are packed in glass with a ‘sprinkle or pour’ dispenser cap. Sprinkle them on whole grains, pasta, salads, vegetables, and popcorn. It will improve almost any dish. Enjoy the benefits of sea vegetables with delicious, easy to use, low sodium Organic EDEN Whole Leaf Dulse and Dulse Flakes. kosher pareve.

In Japan, woman have believed for centuries that sea vegetables beautify and improve their hair, skin, and nails.