Seagate Seaweed Description
Benefits: Seaweed is one of the primary sources of nutrition for ocean life. Seaweed is a source of fiber, minerals, protein, and chlorophyll (10mg/100 grams).
Raw Material Source: Seagate's seaweed is harvested by divers from an isolated bay along the central Pacific coast of Baja California. This seaweed has no level of detectable contamination. It is a highly sustainable marine resource, growing up to 3 feet per day during the summer months.
Processing: Seagate divers deliver the fresh seaweed directly to the factory on the day that it is harvested. Seagate washes the seaweed in freshwater, removing most of the residual seawater salt. The remaining sea salt provides a rich marine taste and mineral content. Seagate freeze-dries the seaweed in modern stainless steel tanks, capturing all of its valuable nutrients.
Iodine is an important trace mineral found in seaweed. One serving of seaweed powder (10 grams) contains 0.12 mgs of iodine or 59% of the suggested daily value. For most people, iodine is an essential mineral helping to regulate the thyroid. However, persons with a thyroid condition should first consult with their health care professional to determine their limit of iodine consumption.
Seagate Seaweed 300 gram Powder bottle with a convenient shaker cap. This flavorful and nutritious ocean algae can enhance many foods. Lightly sprinkle it over salads, soups, pastas, omelets, chowders, cooked vegetables, or into juices and smoothies. Seaweed powder can also be mixed with a small amount of water to make a paste and applied to the face for its complex of sea salts, minerals, and protein to help soften the skin.
Storage: Keep bottle lightly closed, in a cool dry place. Do not refrigerate.
Since the 2011 Japan Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear disaster, Seagate has been carefully monitoring the production of Seaweed Powder for any levels of radiation. Attached please find a copy of the latest production batch Lot #011. This batch represents the March-June 2012 production at our Ensenada plant. Of primary concern is the possible presence of radioactive isotope Iodine-131. Federal FDA standards for food products allows a max level of 170 Bq/kg. The independent laboratory found no detectable levels of radiation in this current production batch of Seagate's Seaweed. Seagate will continue to monitor and test each new batch of seaweed before it is released for bottling. These reports are also being forwarded to the California Food and Drug Administration.
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