(Palmaria palmata)

Dulse (also dillisk, dilsk or handed fucus) is a red seaweed. It has a rather wide distribution, including Ireland, India, the Philippines, Yemen and Ghana.

In Ireland dulse is traditionally used as a cure against hangovers, but it  is also a healthy and tasty ingredient in fish dishes, soups, desserts, bread, chowders and salads. It can be eaten straight from the ocean and when dried it makes an excellent on-the-move snack. Or, try deep-frying it for a few seconds, seriously better than potato crisps!

Nutritional benefits

Dulse is very rich in vitamins, particularly vitamin A. It is also an exceptional source of fibre (up to 30% when dried) and is bulking with proteins (up to 35%). It further contains a range of trace elements such as iron, sodium and potassium that are essential for your body’s every day functioning. In fact, there is more iron in 8 gram dried dulse than in a 100 gram sirloin steak!

Health Benefits

  • Anti-oxidant
  • Cancer prevention
  • Diminish risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-viral
  • Anti-tumour
  • Liver protecting
  • Neuroprotective
  • Hypocholesterolemic
  • Atherosclerosis treatment
  • Hepatoprotective

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