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Sea vegetables, aka seaweed, are packed with minerals including iodine, calcium, magnesium and potassium, plus they have B vitamins, protein and fibre. They have all sorts of health benefits, including improving digestion and heart-health, regulating hormones, and detoxing the body. We’re lucky in London because there are loads of Asian supermarkets where we can stock up on various kinds of sea vegetables — and of course you can always order online (Goodnessdirect.co.uk is a great source for healthy foods).

You might think eating seaweed begins and ends with sushi, but it is very versatile. Add it to soup or salad, or crumble toasted nori sheets (aka sushi wrappers) over a jacket potato or rice bowl to add a hit of savoury flavour and lots of minerals.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are links to a few recipes:

Nori, egg and potato roll

Japanese sea vegetable noodle salad

Brown rice sushi roll

Bullwhip kelp, avocado and basil spread

How do you like your seaweed? Share in the comments!