Why you should add this seaweed powder seasoning to your daily meals!

Crystal Of The Sea is proud to present our two new products, Seaweed Powder Seasoning and the Scallop Powder Seasoning. In this article, we will be focusing on the Seaweed Powder, letting you understand its premium ingredients and its great benefits to your health.

Crystal of the Sea’s seaweed powder seasoning
Our seaweed powder has both nori and wakame!

Do you know that wakame, nori, and kombu are different? We might know them as seaweed in general but specifically, they’re different varieties of seaweed. Where most of the seaweed powder we know contains the usual kombu only ours actually contains both nori and wakame which gives you a higher nutritional value!


What Is Nori?

Nori seaweed from red algae species
Nori seaweed from red algae species

Nori is a dried seaweed used in Japanese cuisine, made from the red algae species. Nori is often used in making sushi or onigiri wrapping.


What Health Benefits Does It Have?

Ever wonder where fatty fish, like salmon, get their omega-3 content from? This is all thanks to their algae-heavy diet. Nori is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as DHA and EPA, two important fatty acids the body is not able to produce itself. Polyunsaturated fatty acids from algae are well-absorbed by humans and are cardioprotective, helping to lower blood lipids and improve cholesterol levels.


It is also high in folic acid (Vitamin B9) which is important to prevent preeclampsia. Preeclampsia, formerly called toxemia, is when pregnant women have high blood pressure, protein in their urine, and swelling in their legs, feet, and hands. It may be severe or mild and usually happens late in pregnancy.

 Gao, R. (2022, May 30). Why vegetarians may want to add nori to their diet. Best Health. Retrieved September 4, 2022, from https://www.besthealthmag.ca/article/nori-health-benefits/


What Is Wakame?

Wakame Seaweed - a type of sea vegetable
Wakame Seaweed – a type of sea vegetable

Wakame is a species of sea vegetable widely used in soups and salads. It belongs to the Brown alga Family Araliaceae.


What Health Benefits Does It Have?

Wakame is high in iodine, iodine is an essential mineral that the body uses to produce thyroid hormones, which help support growth, metabolism, protein synthesis, and cell repair. A deficiency in this key micronutrient can contribute to hypothyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid is unable to make enough thyroid hormone to support normal function.
It also contains antioxidants that may prevent or delay cell damage. This may help to reduce the risk of many diseases, such as heart diseases and some cancers.


 WebMD. (n.d.). Preeclampsia: Signs, causes, risk factors, complications, diagnosis, and treatment. WebMD. Retrieved September 4, 2022, from https://www.webmd.com/baby/preeclampsia-eclampsia 

 Link, R. (2018, October 10). 8 surprising health benefits of wakame seaweed. Healthline. Retrieved September 4, 2022, from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/wakame#TOC_TITLE_HDR_10 



Hope this gives you a better understanding of what to look out for in seaweed powder seasonings! Some can just contain the usual kombu but others like ours can contain both nori and wakame, giving you the best of both worlds in nutrition and health benefits! 

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