Sea Greens


15g Pack

(Ulva sp.)

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Product Description

Sea greens are the base for the famous crispy fried seaweed. However, its uses are much more varied.
Eat raw in salads, lightly boil or steam for use as a vegetable, or blend into smoothies and superjuices.

Fresh, sorrel-like

Nutritional Benefits

  • Super-charged with minerals: Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Zinc, Iodine
  • And Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B9, B12, C, E

Health Benefits

Like Nori and Dulse, Sea Greens are very high in polysaccharides. The polysaccharide Ulvan is thought to have anti-influenza properties and is used in the treatment of gastric ulcers. Some of the health benefits attributed to Sea Greens and compounds therein:

  • Anticancer properties
  • Antioxidative properties
  • Anti-herpetic properties
  • Anti-tumor action
  • Anticoagulative properties
  • Reduction of total cholesterol, free cholesterol, triglyceride and phospholipid in the liver
  • Anti-hypertension effect
  • Dietary fibre for maintenance of human health
  • Anti-diabetic properties
  • Anti-obesity
  • Anti-ulcer, treatment of gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcers
  • Promotes regeneration of the mucous membranes and suppresses inflammation in the stomach, and restoration of intestinal biocenosis
  • Anti-toxic effects on hepatitis
  • May prevent primordial atherosclerosis
  • Kill tumour cells directly through type 1 Th1 cell and NK cell responses
  • Antiviral properties
  • Anti-HIV properties
  • Prebiotic properties
  • Antibacterial properties against E. coli and Staphylococcus
  • Antibiotic properties
  • Used to treat tbc
Source: Holdt & Kraan 2011 – Bioactive compounds in seaweed: functional food applications and legislation. Journal of Applied Phycology