Fact sheet: Top tips for purchasing safe seaweed products from Australia and overseas

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  • Published: 6 Jul 2023

  • Author(s): AgriFutures Australia

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Most often associated with Japanese cuisine, seaweed is packed with minerals and antioxidants and is now a common ingredient used by food manufacturers, chefs, restaurants, and home cooks around the world.

Whether it is a dried nori sheet around a sushi roll, fresh wakame in a seaweed salad, de-hydrated kombu to flavour a miso soup or ramen or a powder added to smoothies, seaweed is growing in popularity with Australian consumers.

Seaweed is delicious, however as a natural food source often harvested from the wild, it can also have variable levels of critical minerals, some of which can affect human health.

There are several strategies your business can implement to ensure your customers have a safe and delicious eating experience.