Is algae the new superfood?21 January 2016
Refinery 29, the website for style news writes of algae’s superfood properties and incredible taste. Eva Ramirez works with the Hemsley sisters who recommend Atlantic Kitchen seaweed as their algae of choice.
“The scummy greenery floating atop your local pond may not strike you as the most appetising nor beautifying kitchen ingredient but algae is the latest superfood that health-gurus and those in the know are regularly reaching for.
Before you automatically write it off, algae isn’t actually as gross as it sounds. The organism, formerly classified as a plant, is unicellular or multicellular, occurring in fresh or salt water or moist ground, that has chlorophyll and other pigments but lack true stems, roots, and leaves. So far not so convincing nor mouth-watering. However, algae is incredibly nutrient-rich, has countless health benefits (we’ll touch on those later) and is a powerful liver and metal detoxifier that could be the answer to your hangover prayers. Move over pomegranates, blueberries, green tea and the most-recently hero-worshipped kale, there’s a new antioxidant to take pride of place on your kitchen counter.”
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