Q Which is best Fresh or Dried ?
A It all depends on what you want to use it for. If you want a side veg or you are making soup then you should use fresh, but if you are looking for a flavouring umami or healthy additive then try dry seaweeds.
The drying process changes the flavour of the seaweed but loses some vitamin and mineral content. If you are looking for a healthy ingredient then fresh or dry - they are both worth trying.
Q. Can you eat seaweed raw?
A No. We do not sell fresh seaweed for eating raw, it is supplied for cooking because sea water will contain naturally growing bacteria and coli-forms - this is not pollution, it's just natural in UK and Irish waters. Food standards have to be met and we do not advise people to eat fresh or dry seaweed raw.
You need to be sure you wash and cook your fresh and dry seaweeds over 72 degrees.
Q How do I store seaweed?
A Keep fresh seaweeds in the fridge and dry seaweeds in a dark, dry store - it tells you on the label.
Q. How long will fresh seaweed keep before it goes off ?
A Fresh seaweed will keep from between 1-2 weeks depending on the type of seaweed, this is clearly marked on the label.
Q How will my seaweed arrive ?
A We post seaweeds via Royal Mail. You can use first class or next day delivery if you wish - but don't worry, seaweeds can live for days or even weeks out of sea water with no ill-effects. Remember next day delivery is the next day after posting, please allow time for harvesting.
Q. Do you deliver to other countries outside the UK?
A Yes, we post dry and milled seaweeds (not fresh) to anywhere in the world. You will be asked for your country at the checkout and postage will be calculated for you. Don't worry, you can cancel at any time before you buy.