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Dillisk 40g

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Dillisk, or Palmaria palmata, is a deep red seaweed found on the pristine shores of the North Atlantic. It is necessary to wait for a low tide to collect this amazing ‘sea vegetable’ from rock pools and shallow water, as it grows at the bottom of the shore. It’s flat, leathery textured fronds can be found attached to the rocks or to the stalks of a different type of seaweed, ‘oarweed’, which is a larger brown kelp.

It has doubtlessly been harvested for many a century, however the earliest record of Dilisk harvesting is 1400 years ago in the writings of St Columba and the monks of Iona.

 
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Description

Dillisk or Palmaria palmata is a deep or ferrous red seaweed found on the pristine shores of the North Atlantic. It is necessary to wait for a low tide to collect this amazing ‘sea vegetable’ from rock pools and shallow water, as it grows at the bottom of the shore. It’s flat, leathery textured fronds can be found attached to the rocks or to the stalks of a different type of seaweed, ‘oarweed’ which is a larger brown kelp.

It has doubtless been harvested for many a century, however the earliest record of Dilisk harvesting is 1400 years ago in the writings of St Columba and the monks of Iona.

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December 10, 2019

Great quality! locally harvested from cleanest of water. Such a great idea! Congratulations on seeing the possibility the local seaweed crop had to offer . Best of luck with the business!!

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Additional information

Weight 0.04 kg
Weight

1 Kilo, 40 grams, 500 Grams

Benefits

Dillisk is an excellent source of protein, fibre, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.

Dilisk’s nutritional capacity is spectacular, containing all trace elements needed by humans. Besides being packed full of iron, it is also a great source of protein (Dillisk consists of 10-20% protein) as well as other minerals such as calcium, magnesium and beta-carotene. Throughout the centuries, Dillisk has also been an important source of dietary fibre. The high levels of Iodine found in it, assist in regulating the metabolism through the thyroid gland, and thus can be used to aid weight loss or gain, as well as increasing energy levels. Recent research has found that elements contained in Dillisk can inhibit the process that leads to high blood pressure.

Ingredients

Ingredients: Dillisk (Palmaria Palmata)

Weight: 40g

Directions for Use: Eaten as a low calorie snack, Dillisk packs a punch with its unique and distinguished flavour. It is also an extremely versatile seaweed in cooking, as it can be used in soups, chowders, stews or salads and even added to bread or pizza dough. Milled or finely diced Dillisk can also be used to enhance the flavour of meat dishes and as a healthy alternative to salt due to its lower sodium content.