Bulk Bladderwrack Cut & Sifted

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Bladderwrack Cut & Sifted

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Bladderwrack is an edible seaweed also known as red fucus, black tang and rock weed. Although bladderwrack is used in teas, it is not intended for long-term use due to a high iodine content.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound3
originnorth america
active compoundsPhenolic compounds;, Phloroglucinol, Mucopolysaccharides, Sulphuryl-, sulphonyl- and phosphonyl-glycosyl ester diglycerides, Polar lipids, Trace metals, including iodine and bromine compounds of sodium and potassium.
plant part usedentire plant
processingcut & sifted
why buy cut & sifted bladderwrack?Bladderwrack is a source of natural iodine.

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaReddish gold in color, no remarkable aroma.


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cosmeticMay be added to bath and skin products.
culinarySprinkle directly into foods as an alternative to salt. Bladderwrack may also be added to tea blends.
safetyUse with caution if you have a thyroid condition.

flavor profile

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Has a salty, fishy taste.

culinary companions

Combine in moderation with acidic and savory foods to balance flavors in a dish.


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bladderwrack recipes to try

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what else you should know

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Dried seaweed was the first source of iodine and alkalies needed to manufacture soap and glass, both of which were synthesized from the compounds sodium and potassium.

Bladderwrack is so-named because the plant contains tiny sacs that resemble bladders. As with other species of brown algae, the cell walls of the plant contain a high degree of alginic acid. Also known as algin, this polysaccharide bonds to water molecules to form a gelatinous material that is used in the food, cosmetic and textile industries.

Historically used in the British Isles as an alternative for manure and artificial fertilizer for broccoli and potato crops, dried bladderwrack was sprinkled on the ground or burnt and the ash used in the same way.

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