Milled Dillisk 30g

  • This product is dried, milled dillisk. It is in a glass jar for ease of storage and presentation. Drying and grinding the seaweed to a powder makes it easy to incorporate completely into other recipe ingredients. Because Sea of Vitality seaweeds are in milled or powdered form there is no need to rinse, chop or rehydrate them. Just add the seaweed directly into your recipes to give a great nutritional boost and richer flavour. You can reduce the salt content in a recipe by replacing the salt with seaweed.

    Seaweeds are increasingly being recognised as powerhouses full of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. Dillisk/Dulse, a red seaweed common in Irish waters, is showing great potential in the area of heart health. Recent studies here in Ireland and in the U.K. have proven that elements contained in it have the ability to inhibit the process that results in high blood pressure.

    The natural glutamates of seaweed enrich and deepen the flavour of dishes. By adding seaweed to your recipes the glutamate arouses our ‘Umami’ receptors and excites our taste buds. Umami is known as the ‘fifth taste’, the other four being sweet, salty, sour and bitter.



    This product is available in a case of 12 for the price of 10 which also offers a more efficient shipping rate in the long term.

  • Dillisk can be used in sweet and savoury dishes, in soups, stews and casseroles, breads, apple tarts/pies, chocolate brownies, flapjacks and meat dishes. Just add instead of salt when preparing the dish and when the dish is cooked you can season with more if desired. You will find that the dish is a little thicker and has a more luxurious texture. Use it as a salt substitute when seasoning food.

    Dillisk is a great source of protein and calcium as well as iron. Dillisk is a great addition to smoothies or fresh juice drinks and can also be added to breads, scones and other baked products with great results. This seaweed is also an excellent source of protein and vitamin B12, iron essential for carrying oxygen to all the cells in your body, calcium which builds healthy bones and teeth and magnesium which helps maintain normal heart rhythm.

    Seaweed contains glutamate which brings the taste known as ‘umami’ to dishes, the other main tastes being sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Adding seaweed to brownies and sweet cakes such as madeira and carrot cake results in a moister tastier cake. By including seaweed into tasty treats for your children you are increasing their vitamin and mineral intake.

    The nutritional benefits of Dillisk can be found in the ‘Benefits of Seaweed’ section of this site and the sites we have posted links to.

  • Sea of Vitality is run by Tom and Ria Jones. Tom spent most of his career as a soldier based at the Curragh in Kildare and abroad on UN Peacekeeping duties. Ria worked in banking and did voluntary work with GOAL in Rwanda and Romania.

    They moved to Dungarvan in 2007, and the opportunity to reconnect with nature inspired them to be more responsible and proactive about health and wellbeing. During the Waterford Festival of Food in 2012 they attended a Seaweed Workshop and learnt how to identify, harvest, prepare and cook with seaweed.

    Armed with this new knowledge, they set up Sea of Vitality. Their goal is to make it easy to introduce seaweed into the daily diet. Their products help you to incorporate seaweed into ordinary recipes rather than having to use recipes only suitable for seaweed.

    Their message to you is Saol fada agus breac-shláinte chugat. (Gaelic – Translation: “Long-life and fair health to you.”)

Collections: Easy-to-Eat Seaweed, Food

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