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Vegan Super Seafood with Omega 3

Seafood for Vegans

When you think of seafood, you might think of just fish and shellfish; but in the seafood world, many options exist that are simply overlooked. Here at Ebb Tides Seaweeds , our definition of seafood includes any form of food from the waters, including fish, shellfish, mollusks and crustaceans, and even sea vegetables like seaweed and algae. So, that means if you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you can also enjoy the health benefits of seafood.

Seaweeds and Essential Vitamins

Classified as marine algae, seaweeds are chlorophyll-containing plants without true stem, roots, or leaves, often attached to rocks or other surfaces. Seaweed plays a vital role in marine life and is the primary source of food for a variety of creatures in the ocean. It contains essential vitamins and minerals, such as iodine, vitamin K, B vitamins, iron, and zinc with plant compounds that work together to have strong antioxidant effects (source).  

Seaweed and Omega 3

Seaweed and algae are also important sources of omega-3 fatty acids, as they are some of the only plant-based foods that contain docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) omega-3s. These fatty acids help to keep some of the body’s most important organs functioning and healthy at every stage of life, and our body doesn’t produce them on its own.

Seaweed and Planetary  Health

Plus, not only is it good for human health, it’s great for planetary health. Seaweed is abundant and grows quickly, plus it is fairly easy to harvest. Seaweed requires no feed other than sunlight and marine nutrients, which in the long run helps to reduce the effects of ocean acidification.

Vegan Umami Flavours 
Unlike land plants such as kale and spinach, seaweed contains preformed omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, so seaweed can be a reliable source of omega-3 for vegetarians and vegans. There are several types of seaweed, and it generally comes dried or in a powder form. Since seaweed is so versatile, there are many delicious ways to include it into your diet. You can mix it in soups, stews and salads for a salty, umami flavours, stir it into salad dressings, or eat them dried as a snack. Cooked seaweed dishes or seaweed salad can often be found at sushi restaurants or Asian markets – and don’t forget the sushi rolls! Most retailers now carry dried seaweed snacks and nori (a type of seaweed) sheets to make your own sushi at home.

For those following a vegetarian or vegan diet, you can also add DHA and EPA to your nutrition regimen in a number of ways by including food sources like milk and buttery spreads that are fortified with these algae-based omega-3s. Other sources include a variety of shelf-stable products like tortillas, pasta sauces and peanut butter.

Omega 3 Foods

Most omega-3-containing foods are fortified with DHA and sourced either from fish or from algae, so vegans be sure to read the food label before purchasing. Nearly all fortified food products provide less than 100 mg per serving, which falls short of the 250 mg recommended per day. Since your body cannot make omega 3’s, it is important to eat a diet rich in them to reap the full benefits. Consuming a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, may help promote brain health, heart health and prenatal health.

By choosing Ebb Tides Seaweeds you can still meet your EPA and DHA daily requirements. It is important to note that ALA supplements will not provide the EPA and DHA your body needs. While an algae oil supplement containing DHA has been on the market for decades, only fairly recently have options become available that include EPA, as well. Be sure to read the supplement facts for which fatty acids are included in the supplement and the amount of milligrams it provides.

 

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Ebb Tides Seaweeds Among 90 Super Traders at Wellington Festival

Ebb Tides Seaweeds

 

Ebb Tides Seaweeds will be with over 90 traders, the eat:Wellington Food Festival is a great chance to discover some of the best food and drink products from the local area. With a focus on local businesses, visitors are able to explore and sample produce from some of the best in the county. Pick up some freshly made pork pies, olives, craft beer, brownies, marmalade and much more to enjoy at home. The festival also has a number of street food and drink vendors selling delicious food that can be enjoyed whilst browsing the stalls. Indulge in German sausages, Chinese noodles, freshly made lemonade and more on the pretty streets of Wellington.

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Visitors can also enjoy watching the cooking demonstration at the Retreat Demo Stage and pick up one cooking tips to take back to their own kitchen. On stage will be a number of chefs cooking their favourite dishes on stage for you to watch and possibly sample afterwards. Or get involved in cooking at the Hawksmoor Cookery School where you can take part in a hands-on workshop to make your very own sushi with seaweeds.

The eat:Wellington Food Festival is a family-friendly event and is great for all tastes and interests. So whether you want to get involved with all the activities or simply browse the stalls and grab some hot street food, the eat:Wellington Food Festival is definitely worth a visit. Drop in and say hello and try our gins made from seaweeds.

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Very Best In Seafood 2019

 

England’s Seafood FEAST

England’s Seafood Coast will play host to a feast for all the senses between 20th September and 6th October 2019.  For 2 weeks you will be able to immerse yourself in England’s Seafood 

Brixham Fish Market is at the heart of England’s Seafood Coast.  It’s a good place to start your own personal Feast – take an early-morning tour of the only live fish auction in the country, followed by breakfast at Mitch Tonks’ Rockfish Restaurant next door.  This truly unique experience gives a new perspective on the fish on your plate – it is hugely popular so booking in advance is required.

Seafood to order

Of course a key part of England’s Seafood Feast is the opportunity to eat lots and lots of world-class fish.  The Coast’s best seafood restaurants are offering an array of set menus and events to tantalise your taste buds, all featuring Brixham seafood. There will be cookery workshops, wine tastings and coastal foraging. For 2 weeks you will be able to choose from a host of unique events, from morning til night if you so wish!  So whether your taste is for fish and chips overlooking the sea, or a 5-course seafood tasting menu, we’ve got it covered.

And so much more

In between meals (to help you build up an appetite…) you could take a trip on a heritage sailing trawler, go kayaking and paddle boarding, or take a trip on the steam train with its stunning views of the coast. Perhaps you’ll decide to feed penguins, otters or seals at Living Coasts, or see how early human species made the most of shellfish at Kents Cavern. There will be chances to go fishing (cooking and eating what you caught when you get back on dry land) or wild swimming.  Or maybe you’ll take a trip to Berry Head to take in the spectacular view across Torbay and watch the guillemots as they go off to fish. There will be sea-themed art exhibitions, installations and productions across the Bay. You’ll be spoilt for choice. I know at Ebb Tides Seaweeds   we will be following events

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Delicious and Healthy Seaweeds Nourish the 7th Food Festival

The sixth Nourish Festival will take place on Saturday 31st August when Bovey Tracey will be overflowing with food, music and  craft events from 10 until 5. And Ebb Tides Seaweeds will be exhibiting with our local and exciting seaweeds

Our main street will be filled with great Westcountry food producers along with a mouth-watering selection of street food vendors – there’s no need to go hungry! So try our seaweeds.

mini- craft festival featuring some of the region’s best makers will take place in the Methodist Hall just around the corner on Le Mollay-Littry Way. And – I almost forgot to mention – the third Nourish Gin Festival will take place in and around the Dartmoor Whisky Distillery at the top of town.

 While you’re up there, you’ll surely want to check out how Devon’s first whisky is progressing, and also see how the Bovey Paradiso team are getting on with their plan to create a cinema just across the road.

Musically, the festival kicks off on the evening of Friday 30th August with the Brodsky Quartet in the Parish Church, back for their fifth visit to Bovey Tracey. 

At lunchtime on the main festival day – Saturday 31st – check out the amazing Meridianum Ensemble at the Baptist Church. You will absolutely love this exciting fusion of folk musics from across Europe, played on an amazing variety of instruments.

Don’t forget you can sample our seaweeds at our stall.

And finally the festival’s closing concert on the evening of Saturday 31st August is one of the best-loved and most admired British pianists: Martin Roscoe.

Check out our new Oishii range with botanical and seaweeds so delicious. 

Presenting the best new work from selected Members of Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Summer Show is the longest running Devon Guild exhibition, launched in 1955 to celebrate the skills and original work from long-standing Guild Members through to the newest faces.

A key event in the Guild’s exhibition calendar, Members use the opportunity either to present a truly iconic piece of their work or to create something new and experimental.

It’s an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a wide variety of contemporary craft and for the Guild to showcase the outstanding talent of their membership. This eclectic exhibition covers a vast range of mediums, including ceramics, textiles and print.

Bovey Tracey’s festival Nourish, launched in 2014, celebrates the very best in food, craft and music. Building upon the success of The Contemporary Craft Festival, held every June, the team behind Nourish are keen to bring a new flavour to Bovey Tracey. Set in the heart of the town, Nourish is a weekend of events designed to feed the body, the mind and the senses. 

Nourish is a community initiative led by The Contemporary Craft Festival, Devon Guild of Craftsmen and The Cheese Shed.

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Visit The Exciting Melplash Show August 22nd

Melplash Show

The Melplash Agricultural Show 2019 takes place at the Showground, West Bay, Bridport on Thursday 22nd August, and is a true celebration of rural life by the sea offering something for all the family to enjoy.

It is a showcase event for farming, countryside and rural life, and brings together the very best of West Dorset with animals, food, fun and entertainment.  There is an extensive range of competitive events for local farmers to showcase what they do in the numerous cattle, sheep, pigs and farm produce classes.  For the equine lover there is an outstanding selection of horse and pony classes.  For the rest of the community there are a host of horticultural, home produce and handicraft classes for the whole family to enter. Of course Ebb Tides Seaweeds will be exhibiting in the food marque. https://www.ebbtides.co.uk

 All children 16 years and under can attend the Show for free.   Adult Tickets on the day – £17 and in advance – £15.  Advance tickets can be purchased from Bridport Tourist Information Centre or https://www.melplashshow.co.uk

 

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