Bladderwrack aka red fucus, bladder fucus, rockweed, cutweed, black tang, Atlantic kelp—which is confusing because it’s not kelp, or Fucus vesiculosus)
- is a nutrient-dense, common brown algae
- has no fat
- is low-calorie
- is a rich source of organic iodine (highest seaweed source)
- is 20-40% soluble fiber, making it great at coating the digestive tract to protect from stomach acid as well as helping with constipation
- has macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals), including calcium, magnesium, zeaxanthin, alginic acid, mucilage, fucoidan, potassium, zinc, selenium, iron, chlorophyll, phosphorous, bromine, titanium, copper, molybdenum, algin, sodium, lutein, cellulose, mannitol, silicon, essential fatty acids, vitamin C, B-vitamins, beta-carotene, zinc, manganese, iodide, oleic acid, polyphenols, and vitamin C
- is a functional food traditionally eaten in Alaska and several Asian and European countries
- uses: thyroid, weightloss, protecting against radioactive iodine uptake, inhibiting tumor growth, for regulating AP-I, anti-viral, lowering plasma cholesterol, anti-estrogen therapy (increasing menstrual cycle length)
- used to smoke other foods for added flavors
- has many well-researched and documented therapeutic uses but please do your own research and consult with your physician if you have specific needs or concerns. This is sold as a food, not for specific therapeutic uses.
- Tea: Grind 1/2t to powder and add hot water. Steep for 5 minutes then drink.
- Soup: Add sparingly according to taste
This Bladderwrack is ethically and sustainably wild-harvested by a small company off the Northern US Atlantic coast, dried, and shipped to us.
Ingredient: Fucus vesiculosus, Bladderwrack Seaweed (dried).
Source: Atlantic Holdfast
Content Size: 1 oz.