Dulse: properties, use and contraindications

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Dulse is a red alga edible with a strong and spicy flavor, rich in vitamins and useful for the thyroid, stress and digestion. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of the seaweed

> 2. Ownership and use dell'alga Dulse

> 3. Benefits of the Dulse

> 4. Contraindications dell'alga Dulse


Description of the seaweed

Dulse seaweed is a red seaweed, scientifically known as Palmaria palmata, belonging to the Palmariaceae family, commonly known as Dulse and, in Japan, as Darusu.

It grows abundantly in the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific. It is small algae with flat, smooth and soft fronds, which open like the fingers of a hand and their color can vary from pink to purple red.

From June to October, at low tide, the Dulse is harvested, the leaves are cleaned and then dried in the sun before being selected and sent to the plant for packaging, storage and sale or for grinding.

It is said that the ancient Celtic and Nordic warriors chewed the seaweed during the marches and that the monks of Saint Columba collected it to feed the poor about 1400 years ago..


Properties and use of the Dulse seaweed

Dulse is an alga rich in proteins, vitamins A and C, iron, zinc and calcium. There is no shortage of potassium, sodium and natural iodine. This is why it is an excellent food supplement and is good for the thyroid, as well as being indicated in cases of anemia.

Dulse seaweed is a soft seaweed with a distinctive and decisive taste, almost spicy. It is used for the preparation of soups, soups and condiments, but also appetizers, omelettes, quiches, fish dishes and sauces. Cooked briefly, Dulse combines very well with onions and makes a tasty accompaniment to oat or cereal dishes. After a short soaking it can be added to salads.

The Dulse seaweed, available in oriental products stores, herbalist's shops and organic food stores, is marketed in various forms: dried, flakes, tablets and powder.


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Benefits of Dulse

In addition to being a saline supplement e regulator of thyroid functions, Dulse can be considered an excellent algae for digestion if taken after meals.

The particular combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids makes it one ideal tool against stress. The Lysine, an essential amino acid scarcely present in plant forms, but contained in Dulse, in association with vitamin C is able to limit the proliferation of the herpes virus.


Contraindications of the Dulse seaweed

Avoid taking Dulse during pregnancy and breastfeeding; in case of metabolic disturbances, consult your doctor first.

Overdosing can cause thyroid dysfunction, tremors, irritability, tachycardia, insomnia and arterial hypertension.


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