Sea moss has been around for a long time and has predominantly been used in the extraction of carrageenan. Here in the West, we are consuming much more than previously and it does not seem to be slowing down. In the form of a gel it is 100% seaweed with the addition of spring water.
Sea moss and bladderwrack blended together is a good combination due to the extra iodine boost from this brown type of seaweed. Bladderwrack is part of the Fucus family and has an array of minerals and vitamins. The iodine content of bladderwrack is well documented and is packed with health-promoting plant compounds, which include phlorotannins and fucoxanthin. It also contains algin, which can act as a laxative to help the stool pass through the bowels.
Yes, if farmed with a sustainable ethos there is no reason why this seaweed can't continue being used as a source of food, and for multiple other uses. With resources, training and guidance all farmers around the world can benefit from aquaculture. The growth rate of most seaweeds are astonishing, giant kelp can grow up to 50cm daily. Sea moss is slower in growth, but can still produce astonishing results over 4 - 6 weeks.
We know about sea moss, so what about black seed oil? Black seed oil is a volatile oil steeped in history and contains many nutritional key properties which can contribute to our daily lives. Good source of iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and amino acids. Black cumin seeds also known as Nigella sativa has been used for thousands of years in herbal medicine and cooking. Can also benefit our skin by reducing acne symptoms and psoriasis flare-ups.