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SEAWEED

We currently sustainably produce two kelp species on our seaweed farm: Laminaria Digitata and Saccharina Latissima. Seeded lines are taken out to our offshore farm where they will continue to grow on ropes suspended in the sea, until they are large enough to harvest.

The Environment 

This sustainable process as no negative impact on the environment and has many benefits including helping to tackle the climate crisis by being an excellent way of absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releasing oxygen back into the water.

Seaweed is also being trialled as an alternative to single-use plastic. Instead of plastic bottles, runners at this year’s London Marathon were given water-filled seaweed pouches, which they could eat or discard on the pavement guilt-free.

The Body

Seaweed is a secret weapon for the skin and has fast become the most sought-after ingredient for youthful skin due to its magical anti-aging, antioxidant and moisturising properties. It is also a wonderful way to cleanse the body as seaweed is believed to increase blood circulation and lymph flow, in addition to delivering vital vitamins and minerals, making it an effective and sought after ingredient for anti cellulite treatments. 

Among its impressive benefits seaweed also has the ability to remove radioactive strontium and other heavy metals from our bodies, implying a benefit to people who have had exposure to radiotherapy or chemical intervention.

Seaweed is rich in iodine and helps to balance the thyroid and significantly acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing painful swollen joints.  Seaweed is a natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antioxidant and also contains antiseptic properties.

Thalassotherapy has become a popular spa therapy using seaweed to harness the benefits to the whole body. It can be used fresh as a face mask, cream or body wrap used dried in seaweed baths and retail spa products.

We are able to supply fresh or dried seaweeds directly to you, straight from our Dorset sea farm. For more information, please email us hello@jurassicseafarms.co.uk