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Seaweed in the diabetic diet

Dog with seaweed on headSee, seaweed is cool! No sooner had we run a story on seaweed, of all things, in last month’s issue, but we came across the Clovelly Seaweed Festival, a new annual event is held to promote seaweed for its extensive health and nutritional benefits.  As it is hugely versatile, there will be a surprising variety of dishes, and stalls will be selling a range of seaweed products along with hosting demonstrations, along with crafts and talks by Prannie Rhatigan, author of ‘Irish Seaweed Kitchen’ and Emma Gunn, author of ‘Never Mind the Burdocks’ (a foraging cookbook).  There will also be plenty of entertainment for both adults and children to enjoy, such as the Marine Biological Association’s ‘Amazing World of Algae’ interactive workshop, the Seaweed Health Foundation will be present and The National Trust is undertaking seaweed craft activities. You are welcome to bring your own seaweed along and ask the experts what is the best use for your particular selection. http://www.clovelly.co.uk/

In addition, for an in-depth look at seaweed as food from around the world listen to the most recent issue of BBC Radio 4’s The Food Programme with Sheila Dillon http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05vsv6y

This news item first appeared in Desang Diabetes Magazine, our free-to-receive digital journal. We cover diabetes news, diabetes management equipment (diabetes kit) and news about food suitable for a diabetic diet. Go to the top of this page to sign up – we just need your email address.

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