Seagreens The Ruby One
An ideal mineral balanced alternative to table salt.
Seaweed is the most nutritious plant in the world
The glass shaker contains 75% dried ground Seagreens® native wild seaweeds Dulse (Palmaria palmata) and Winged Kelp (Alaria esculenta), mixed with 25% unrefined natural Dorset sea salt. Nothing added or extracted. Non-allergenic.
Use wherever salt is used, significantly broaden the nutritional profile of your food.
Replacing salt with nutritious British wild seaweed was an innovation when Seagreens® introduced The Mineral Salt in 2011 – half the salt and twice the flavour! The Ruby One takes this further still, in a unique blend of 3 aromatic seaweeds with a quarter salt but a naturally salty umami flavour which many liken to ‘smokey bacon’. International research has shown the significant correspondence between reduced daily salt intake and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stomach cancer (1). A low salt intake of 4-6g daily halved the cancer risk for men versus those using 12-15g a day; in women it was 35% lower (2). 50% wrack seaweed with 50% salt was an antidote in rats fed salt at levels causing heart failure (3). Seaweed is also a good source of iodine which contributes to normal thyroid, nervous system and cognitive function, and normal growth in children.
How To Use
Pass the Seagreens®. Sprinkle it on everyday foods instead of salt and to replace salt in baking. Tasty enough to use by itself!
Seagreens® The Ruby One contains 25% Dorset Sea Salt and 75% Seagreens® native wild seaweeds, Dulse (Palmaria palmata) and Winged Kelp (Alaria esculenta).
British Isles and Nordic region. The best seaweed species are found in different locations. Seagreens has developed 5 food certified remote harvesting locations and production facilities in England, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and Scotland.
Use in cooking and baking or sprinkled on almost any raw or cooked food.
Also available as Seagreens ‘The Mineral Salt’ which is 50% salt and 50% seaweed. ‘The Ruby One’ is 25% salt and 75% seaweed.
Cornish Sea Salt, located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Scientific Interest, is the only British salt producer returning sea water back to the ocean as sea water – not distilled, which can adversely affect local salinity.
The white, flaky salt crystals are produced in a Soil Association approved state-of-the-art, eco-friendly harvesting facility using low energy output, rainwater collection, laminated timbers and a marmolium-clad interior with inherent antiseptic qualities (limestone).
Fresh sea water (Grade A, the highest purity standard) is pumped some 8 metres to a 3-stage bespoke filtration process and heat evaporation to concentrate the salt. The salt crystals are harvested and the water, less only 0.5% salt, trickles back to the sea at ambient temperature, through a natural fault in the rock face.
The high sugar content of numerous foods is a concern shared by many consumers. Equally hazardous is the high salt content of the ready made foods we buy, in addition to the salt we use at home in condiments and cooking.
There is no doubt that our bodies need sodium to function. Sodium helps to carry nutrients into our cells and is the main component of the body’s extracellular fluids. It also helps to regulate blood pressure. But the amount we really need is far smaller than the average amount consumed.
Genetically our bodies are designed to store extra salt, combine this with excessive salt consumption and we have the contributory factors that produce high blood pressure, strokes and cardiovascular disease, to kidney stones, stomach cancer, osteoporosis and even cataracts. However the silver lining appears when a consistent reduction of salt intake successfully lowers blood pressure within just a few weeks.
If we use less salt at the table and in cooking we can reduce our intake by at least a third. But by far the biggest problem is reducing salt in almost all of the manufactured food products we buy over which we have no direct control. Such widespread use of salt has induced ‘the salt habit’ whereby the prospect of bland and tasteless food can be an obstacle to achieving a healthier lifestyle.
Following Seagreens® ground-breaking original research in 2007-2009, sponsored by the British Government, this highly nutritious wild ocean vegetable will not only replace up to 50% of the salt in manufactured foods, but can be used at home as well.
Seagreens® The Ruby One also enhances the nutritional value of our food, and brings out it’s flavour.
Seagreens® The Ruby One
The Ruby One per 1 gram (a generous pinch) provides:
Nutritional values (typical) per 100 g
Energy 134 kc / 555 kj
Protein 141 g
Carbohydrate (total) 33.82 g
Carbohydrate (available) 4.89 g
Sugars 0.10 g
Fat 0.38 g
Saturates 0.10 g
Mono-unsaturates (cis) 0.10 g
Mono-unsaturates (trans) 0.10 g
Polyunsaturates 0.10 g
Polyunsaturates (trans) 0.10 g
Dietary fibre (AOAC) 28.93 g
Insoluble fibre 28.93 g
Soluble fibre 4.89 g
Sodium 2.45 g
Moisture 6.92 g
Iodine levels in Seagreens® nutrition products
Uptake of iodine in the body* has been shown to be approximately 1/3rd of intake.