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Dulse the magic seafood of modern times

March 28, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 15   Category: Food & Drinks    Views: 662

Sea has a great wealth of food materials. When the waves come and go the seaweeds or sea vegetables reach the shores. Seaweeds or macro algae grow on the edge of the oceans. Dulse is one of the seaweed varieties found in North Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean.


Dulse, scientifically called Palmaria palmata, is a nutrient food from the seabed. It is also called dillisk, dilsk, red dulse and sea lettuce flakes. It looks like red lettuce leaves. It can be eaten raw, without cooking. It is a favorite snack of the modern diet.

Seabed has become man’s easy garden to find food for humanity in the twenty-first century. Sea has enormous food wealth which humans were neglecting so far. But modern researchers have revealed the great nutritional value of seaweeds. Today, foods prepared from seaweeds or sophistically called “sea vegetables’ can be found in health and food stores throughout the world. Dulse has become the most popular sea vegetable of today. Soft and chewy whole Leaf Dulse has a magical red color and a yummy taste to the palate.

Dulse the magic seafood of modern times

You can just eat dulse without any soaking or cooking. It can be enjoyed as a delicious snack right out of the bag. It makes a colorful salad ingredient. it is tasty ingredient in soups and stews. It provides you a delicious dish when fried. It easily boosts the flavor of any sandwich creation.

Nutritional values of dulse

1) Dulse is packed with rich nutrient properties. Generally, seafoods are low in calories and abundant in vitamins and minerals. They are much better than the vegetables obtained from land since they use direct sunlight for their photosynthesis.

2) The exceptional nutritional value of dulse is still under study. It contains around 10 to 20% protein and many vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, iron and beta carotene.

3) Sea vegetables, especially dulse, reduce the risk of breast cancer.

4) They build up the power of immune system and improve overall health of the body. They also accelerating wound healing. The anti-inflammatory effects of dulse help in the treatment of certain skin diseases.

5) Dulse is used in manufacturing skin care and cosmetic products.

A panacea for eternal life

Dulse maximises the body’s metabolism and anti-aging defenses. Hence people can live for many years without any illness. There is a joke for the anti-aging property of dulse. People in a coastal village who were eating dulse lived for hundreds of years and they had to kill an old man to bury and mark a place as graveyard. That is why dulse is said to make you live eternally.

Modern world is awake to make use of the wealth under sea. Seaweed harvesting
has become a great industry today. Varieties of seafood are now finding new and wider markets. Dulse is serving the world as a great panacea to keep the pulse eternally.


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