Red dulse is a seaweed available form most good health food stores and organic markets. Unlike most other seaweeds, red dulse has a mild pleasant taste without the ocean like taste most other seaweeds have.

Sea vegetables are rich in nutrients, with dulse containing vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and E as well as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iodine, chromium, zinc and other trace elements.

It is great for vegetarians and a must for vegans as their diet is low in B12, which is not found in many plant products.

Iodine deficiency is very common due to the depletion of Australian soils, so adding some dulse to your diet can help to improve your levels of this essential nutrient, which is essential for thyroid health and breast cancer prevention.

Red dulse can be found in flakes or dried in larger pieces. The flakes can be sprinkled on salads, soups, stocks, savory dishes or used to ‘salt’ cooking water as in with rice or potatoes.

Make sure that you buy your dulse organic, to reduce the possibility of it being radiated which damages the vitamin content. Sea power are a good brand, available in most health food shops or online here.