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Bladderwrack Cut

Dried Bladderwrack

Fucus vesiculosus

Origin: France
From£17.14 per kg

Dried Bladderwrack is nutrient-rich seaweed that features a range of powerful antioxidants and compounds. Other common names for bladderwrack include: black tang, rockweed, bladder fucus, sea oak, cut weed, dyers fucus, red fucus and rock wrack.

It was the original source of iodine, discovered in 1811, and was used extensively to treat goitre, a swelling of the thyroid gland related to iodine deficiency.

This seaweed variety can be found on the coasts of the North Sea, the western Baltic Sea, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Bladderwrack was the original source of iodine used for medicinal reasons. Like all seaweeds, it’s a nutrient-rich food that features a range of powerful antioxidants and compounds.

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Bladderwrack contains more than 70 vitamins and minerals, which are particularly suitable for horses and dogs. Rich in iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulphur, silicon and iron and high in some B-complex vitamins, bladderwrack is said to be good for convalescing and elderly horses. It can be used to support mobility, healthy digestion and healthy joints. It is not recommended for pregnant and nursing mares.

Dried Bladderwrack is nutritious, and can be eaten both raw and cooked. It offers a strong salty fish flavour that can be used sparingly in soups and broths.

Bladderwrack has been used as a topical treatment for skin issues, such as cellulite, skin ageing and burns. As a source of iodine, in the 1800s it was mainly used to treat goitre, a swelling of the thyroid glands linked to iodine deficiency. It is also believed to aid digestion and promote healthy ageing and heart health.

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This iodine and vitamin-rich food source comes with plenty of benefits, including helping to beat iodine deficiency due to thyroid conditions. It’s also believed to help aid digestion and support a healthy heart. To avoid bladderwrack side effects, make sure you don’t exceed your daily allowance of iodine (no more than 150 micrograms).

Dried bladderwrack may be eaten whole or made into a tea using 1 teaspoon per cup of hot water. Due to the high levels of iodine in bladderwrack, it’s recommended that you consume no more than three cups of tea a day.

Bladderwrack is a nutrient-rich seaweed that features a range of powerful antioxidants and compounds - including iodine. It’s edible for humans, but can also be used in the diets of dogs and horses.