Benefits of dulse, a seaweed widely consumed in Canada, Norway or Scotland, especially rich in nutritional properties, due to its high mineral content.

We recently told you about the hiziki seaweed, a variety of seaweed that grows in the seas of Asia on rocky soils, and is widely consumed in Japanese cuisine, although it is true that in our country it is not known as much as other more popular species: nori , kombu , spirulina.

From a nutritional point of view it is true that among the different benefits of seaweed, they stand out above all for their great remineralizing power, being especially rich in minerals (such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, zinc, selenium, copper and cobalt).

The alga sweet grows mainly in the North Atlantic, and belongs to the group of so – called as red algae. They measure between 20 to 40 centimeters, their collection is carried out especially in the summer months, and their texture is generally soft.

It is common in Scottish, Norwegian and Canadian kitchens, where it is common to use it to prepare delicious recipes.

High mineral content

Dulse seaweed stands out precisely because of what most of the seaweed consumed stands out: its high mineral content.

In this sense, its high content of iron stands out, a mineral that, as you will surely know, helps prevent or treat anemia.

It also has magnesium and potassium, two interesting minerals when it comes to alleviating the typical symptoms of stress. And iodine, calcium and phosphorus.

Interesting presence of vitamins

In addition to its very high mineral content, we can also find a great diversity of vitamins, such as provitamin a, vitamins of group B and vitamin C.

Benefits of dulse seaweed

  • Remineralizing seaweed, thanks to its mineral content such as iodine (useful for maintaining the health of the thyroid gland) or iron (ideal for the treatment or prevention of anemia).
  • Provitamin A content, which strengthens eyesight.
  • Interesting antiseptic effect.
  • Helps prevent tumors of the female genital tract.


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