Sprinkle on the Kelp
Since we’re not dumping salt on our meals in the Paleo lifestyle, is there anything we can sprinkle on, last minute, after food is cooked, to give it a little extra flavor?
In addition to any dried herbs and spices (caveat being that it needs to be ‘just’ the spice, no additives), why not sprinkle on some kelp? If you’re not someone who’s already including nutrient-rich seaweed as part of your Paleo regime, this is a great way to get some in.
Being that sea veggies are great source of iodine, it’s important to include them to balance out the sulphur-rich veggies, such as those in the cruciferous family to make sure we provide the best of both worlds to support our thyroid function.
One brand I like is Sea Seasonings. From their site:
“Kelp granules are:
- rich complement of potassium, magnesium, and other mineral salts
- source of potassium, iron, iodine, Vitamin B-6, Riboflavin, and dietary fiber
- contains a natural substance, glutamic acid, that enhances flavor and tenderizes”
At a mere 25 mg sodium per serving, it’s well within keeping with the high potassium, low sodium nature of the Paleo diet.