Founded by Tony Coulson, Ebb Tides is based on the beautiful Jurassic Coast in East Devon and sells a range of sustainable, hand-harvested edible seaweeds. With a background in aquaculture, Coulson understands the science of harvesting seaweeds, which have been eaten by coastal people since ancient times and as part of the daily diet in Asia for centuries. Seaweeds are wholesome, delicious and a great alternative to salt with wide-ranging health benefits, they are low GI, high in fibre and act as a probiotic.
High in nutrients, low in calories they are a source of calcium, iodine, folate, magnesium, and especially rich in B vitamins. Trials have shown that the natural fibre found in Kelp Alginate stops the body from absorbing fat better than many anti-obesity treatments currently available over the counter. They also contain Omega-3 fatty acids which help to raise healthy HDL cholesterol levels, while lowering harmful LDL cholesterol levels. High levels of iodine help regulate thyroid function. The Ebb Tides offering currently consists of three products, available in either as a pouch or grinder: Kelp, which has a savoury taste; Dulse, which has a rich and smoky flavour; and Sea Salad, a unique mix of four different seaweeds which is an excellent accompaniment to fish and eggs. www.ebbtides.co.uk
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