Latin Name: Palmaria Palmata
Including Dulse in your diet is an easy way to increase iodine consumption naturally. Iodine is essential for thyroid balance and also protects the body from absorbing the radioactive iodine present in our environment.
Dulse contains Omega-3, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), not only important for heart health, but also for the functioning of the brain and nervous system. Studies have linked high levels of omega-3 fatty acids with improved brain and nervous system function. Omega-3 is also anti-inflammatory, an important benefit in the Western world were there is excess consumption of omega-6 fats.
Depending on how it has dried and subject to seasonal variation, Dulse can contain Vitamin B-12 is found mostly in animal foods – such as meat, poultry, milk, fish and eggs – so eating dulse is an excellent way for vegans & vegetarians to get sufficient vitamin B-12.
Dulse contains a wealth of minerals found including calcium, magnesium, and iron, all of which contribute to bone mineral density. Calcium is crucial for long-term bone & joint health.