Atlantic Dulse Flakes
Atlantic Dulse Flakes are found on both sides of the north Atlantic. Buy Dulse Flakes direct from Ireland. Dulse generally only grows in cold waters and in specific it is found in deep rocky pools and usually in a location where other seaweed also cultivates. The good news is that everybody can harvest Dulse, you just need to wait for the low water mark to get harvesting! It is easily identified with its red crimson color too. However, it is not possible to do this if you are in the southern hemisphere. This is why we retail Dulse Flakes from Ireland’s pristine westcoast. Buy your Dulse Flakes in Australia Today!
What Are Atlantic Dulse Flakes?
Atlantic Dulse Flake is a red seaweed, it is a relatively small alga that can grow to about 30 centimeter’s in length. It is a very nutrient dense sea vegetable that can improve our health in many wonderful and amazing ways. It is known that sea vegetables such as Dulse flakes have been consumed in Ireland for centuries, it is now being hailed as a food supplement because of all of the macro and micro nutrients that it contains. It is dehumidified in a state of the art drying facility to ensure that all of the nutrients properties are kept to ensure that you are receiving the best quality Atlantic Dulse Flakes available on the market today.
Palmaria palmata is the botanical name for Atlantic Dulse. Dulse is less salty that the brown kelp’s such as Kombu, it also has more balanced levels of trace minerals. It has become known when fried to taste like “Bacon of the Sea”, which can be used in many culinary dishes as it has a mild and spicy “Umami” taste to it.
We have been consuming Dulse on the Aran Islands for over 50 years in our household. It is still being consumed today!
What do Dulse Flakes Taste Like?
As Dulse comes from the ocean you would expect that it would taste like fish, right? Well not exactly. Some people fry Dulse on a pan and fry it quickly as bacon and add it to a burger. Others use Dulse as a salt alternative. In Ireland’s past many used Dulse flakes as a snack food all on its own. Today there are many ways that you can use Dulse in a smoothie or simply sprinkling some over your morning eggs or afternoon salad. One thing is for sure, if you consume Dulse you are adding nutritious minerals, vitamins, fibre and omegas to your meal. Dulse comes packed with iron, iodine, magnesium, zinc to name but a few. It also contains beta carotene and acts as an antioxidant for our skin. There are so many health benefits from Dulse flakes.
As with many sea products such as seaweed, it may contain bits/traces of molluscs and crustaceans.
It is recommend to store your Atlantic Dulse Flakes in a cool dry place and away from sunlight. The Atlantic Dulse we supply comes in and air tight, food grade package to ensure that all the nutrients and flavour is kept!