'[Seaweed] is like dynamite - [it has] fiber, nutrients, all the minerals, [it] aids digestion - unbelievable' Jamie Oliver
Seaweed is one of the best superfoods on the planet and eating it provides a wide range of health benefits - even having the potential to protect against certain cancers. From aiding weight loss to regulating blood sugar levels, this hero ingredient is an excellent source of vitamin C, protein and iron. In fact, it is the food source with the broadest range of minerals, and is readily available across the UK.
In The Seaweed Cookbook, seaweed expert Xa Milne offers over 75 delicious, nutritious recipes. From snacks and small plates to drinks, mains and sweet treats, there's something for any time of the day, for all occasions:
- Beetroot seaweed hummus
- Salsa Verde with added umami
- Life-saver seaweed rice
- Grilled sea bass with tarragon, lemon and Shony
- Lean green seaweed tonic smoothie
- White bean and sausage stew with Dulse aioli
- Thai pork balls with Kombu and chilli
- Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's foil-baked fish with smoked Dulse and garlic
- Damson cranachan
- Coconut, carrot and seaweed loaf
As a healthy substitute for salt or as the centrepiece of your meal, with The Seaweed Cookbook, giving food that little bit of savoury oomph has never been easier.
Xa Milne has been involved in the seaweed industry since 2008 and is co-founder of the fast-growing Edinburgh-based company, Mara Seaweed. Her first book, Seaweed and Eat It, was published in 2008. Xa previoulsy wrote a column in the Telegraph Weekend and The Field.