Milled Bladderwrack (50g Packet)


Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus)

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) is a seaweed that has various health benefits and has been used in medication for a long time. It has higher amounts of iodine than nearly any other seaweed and contains Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, plus beta-carotene (plant based vitamin A), B vitamins and vitamin C.

This packet of dried and milled seaweed has been sustainably hand-harvested from the coast near St Davids. It will keep for well over a year if you don’t use it straight away. Store it in a lidded jar, somewhere dry and out of sunlight. 

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus) is high in fibre and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and many people believe that its impressive nutrient profile can provide health benefits, though critics argue the claims are ahead of the research ….

Traditional medicinal practices used this seaweed to treat an array of conditions, such as iodine deficiency, obesity, joint pain, ageing skin, digestive issues, urinary tract infection, and thyroid dysfunction. It has also been used as a topical treatment for skin issues, such as cellulite, skin ageing, and burns.

Bladderwrack is an edible brown seaweed that has been used as a natural medicine for centuries. It has been a folk remedy since at least Roman times and eaten by many cultures as part of their regular diet due to its impressive nutrient profile: vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iodine, magnesium,  potassium, sodium, zinc, and vitamins A and C.

Powdered bladderwrack can be added to salt (sea salt preferably) and used as a condiment. It can also be made into a tea, but let it brew for at least 10 minutes to extract the goodness from the seaweed. Other botanicals can be brewed with the seaweed to add different flavours, for example wild fennel seeds, or root ginger…

Bladderwrack Powder can be added to soups, stews and used as a seasoning or added to smoothies. This way it can be sprinkled on, or in, all sorts of foods.

At home John and Julia eat different seaweeds, but always bladderwrack…we can personally say how each of us has had an enormous improvement in arthritic pain, not curing it of course, but alleviating the painful inflammatory symptoms.

We hope you enjoy this seaweed. Do contact us or any member of Really Wild Team if you have any questions….|

Pembrokeshire Seaweeds Ltd – The Really Wild Emporium – High Street, St Davids.


Weight 70 g