Information on Dulse
Dulse provides the human body with numerous health benefits
and that is the main reason why it has become an integral part of numerous
diets around the world, especially when it comes to inhabitants of Iceland.
Dulse is a red type of algae and its botanical name is palmaria palmate. It
originates from the northern coasts of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and it
was harvested by many generations of people for more than 14 centuries. It is
very popular due to the fact that it is an excellent source of different types
of vitamins, mineral and other essential nutrients which the human body
requires for its functions and processes.
Dulse can be soaked in water and it is also an excellent addition to various salads, soups and other dish recipes. Most well equipped health food stores also sell dulse in its dehydrated form. Dulse can be characterized by a spicy taste and a slightly salty flavor. It is known for its low content of sodium and it is also a remarkable source of vitamin B6, proteins, vitamin B12, iodine, vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin E, calcium, vitamin A, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium and fluoride.
Health Benefits of Dulse
Dulse is very efficient in aiding the process of digestion,
improving the feeling of satiety and aiding the process of weight loss. It can
be used for the prevention and treatment of constipation and numerous other
types of stomach disorders.
Dulse can also be of great help when it comes to prevention and treatment of certain other medical conditions such as scurvy, night blindness and all kinds of diseases which affect the white blood cells. It is very beneficial in enhancing the health and functioning of the brain, the entire nervous system and the thyroid gland.
Nutritional Facts of Dulse
A serving of 7 grams of dulse contains 122 milligrams or 5 percent of sodium, 547 milligrams or 16 percent of potassium, 3 grams or 1 percent of carbohydrates, 9 percent of chromium, 2 grams or 8 percent of dietary fiber, 2 percent of zinc, 2 grams or 4 percent of proteins, 6 percent of magnesium, 2 percent of vitamin A, 19 percent of iron, 10 percent of riboflavin or vitamin B2, 2 percent of calcium, 10 percent of niacin or vitamin B3, 23 percent of cobalamin or vitamin B12 and 42 percent of pyridoxine or vitamin B6. The same serving does not contain any vitamin C, cholesterol, sugars or fat.