Sea vegetables and seaweeds

Thanks to the salt marshes of Zeeland, we know all about marsh samphire and woolly lamb's ear in the Netherlands. But samphire doesn't just grow in Zeeland, it also occurs in Portugal and Israel, for example. Thanks to the warmer climates there, the harvest season is longer and samphire is now available year-round. We are becoming ever more familiar with it and like to combine it with delicious fish dishes. On the other hand, we are still getting used to seaweeds. In the Far East, they have been eating them for hundreds of years and use them to make the tastiest dishes. Time to take a leaf out of their book!

Minerals, iron, vitamins. How many do you want?!

Because there's healthy, very healthy and mega healthy. And sea vegetables and seaweeds definitely fall into the latter category. Take marsh samphire and woolly lamb's ear, for example. These two sea vegetables are particularly rich in minerals, iron and vitamins. And they're super tasty too, with their unique briny flavour. Seaweeds in turn are real stars when it comes to trace elements, iodine, iron, antioxidants and more. And tasty? Yes, that too!

Good to know

Just like herbs, seaweeds come in lots of different types and flavours. Gracilaria, for example, is deliciously fruity, while Japanese wireweed is very spicy. If you prefer a nutty flavour, wakame is definitely the one for you. 

But don't imagine all Premier seaweed comes from the Far East. No, it comes from our 'backyard', the Eastern Scheldt. Believe it or not, there is a veritable buffet of delicious seaweeds growing there. Don't go out and start picking it yourself though, because not all seaweeds are tasty or good for you. But do be sure to try our seaweed recipes. A sea-world will open up for you!