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Sae Seaweed

Sae seaweed takes the best of Fore Adventures foraging expertise to deliver sustainably hand harvested seaweed products for your body and skin. Explore the range of seaweed seasonings and bath products and visit us at our base on Middle beach in Studland for a seaweed spa experience where you can bathe in a seaweed bath overlooking the ocean and enjoy a scrub and mask.

Jade and Dan Scott founded Sae Seaweed in 2020 marking the next chapter in their journey together as husband and wife and founders of Fore / Adventure, a wild food adventure business in Dorset with a passion for connecting people to nature. Both their expertise in wild food and in depth knowledge of the Dorset coastline perfectly situates Jade and Dan to hand harvest wild seaweed along the Jurassic Coast.

A love of seaweed began very early for the couple. Living and working beside the sea, they were always in contact with the ocean whether on their kayaking adventures or on their foraging courses. Seaweed became the main wild ingredient that caught their attention and their tastebuds!

The motivation behind Sae was always to create a business that would help reconnect others to the wild and share the health benefits of natures larder. Their base in Dorset offered all of this and more. With heathland, harbours and miles of sandy shoreline, with a wealth of wild plants and seaweeds on hand. This was a playground like no other for them and their three small children and the perfect location for sae seaweed to be born.

 

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What are the health benefits of Seaweed?

A passion for this wild food grew as Jade and Dan discovered that Seaweed has so many health benefits. It is packed with vitamins and minerals, from Vitamin A, B, C, E, K, iron, copper, potassium, zinc, calcium, magnesium, omega 3s and polyphenols, and antioxidants that benefit your body.

Early on in their journey Dan would bring back seaweed for Jade who is a passionate cook. She began to regularly cook with seaweed and use it in their Forage and Feast events. The feedback from clients was incredibly positive with many people not knowing that you could even eat this sea vegetable and surprised that there were so many different species of seaweed and how tasty they are.  Ingesting seaweed has many health benefits but bathing in seaweed is also very good for your body, skin and hair. Once combined with warm water specific seaweeds excrete natural oils that make your bath water wonderfully rich in vitamins and minerals which detoxify your body reducing muscle pain and leaving your skin and hair soft, smooth and hydrated. See more about our seaweed bathing experiences in studland here.

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Seaweed Products from the Dorset Coast

As well as being packed with vitamins and minerals seaweed offers great support for your immune system. Seaweed promotes healthy brain function and growth and is a superb source of iodine, an important nutrient for thyroid function which helps to repair damaged cells and support a healthy metabolism. Please do note that the recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for iodine in adults is 150 micrograms daily so it is wise not to exceed this. Cooking with seaweed does reduce iodine levels.

Our edible range of seaweeds all have different uses. They are great for adding flavour and a nutritious addition to soups, sauces, smoothies and baked goods, as sea vegetables, add to salads or to sprinkle on your supper as seasoning for a healthy and delicious boost. Flavours and uses vary from species to species so explore our product range to find your favourite and see our recipes for ideas on how to use them.

Alongside our food products we are curating a bathing product range. Seaweed is packed with vitamins A, B, C, E and K that work to improve skin tone, pigmentation and texture, while humectants help to keep the skin hydrated and retain moisture. Natural antioxidants support collagen production which help plump skin and smooth fine lines and fight free radical damage.

The mineral rich antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory seaweeds help to calm the skin and balance oil production.

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Bladderwrack & Kelp Powder

Earthy Health Boosting Seasoning

This earthy powdered superfood seasoning is great for adding a healthy boost to smoothies, soups, sauces, and stocks. High in health-promoting nutrients and Vitamins A, B & C. It is rich in minerals to support good health including iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and other trace minerals. Bladderwrack has been traditionally used as a natural alternative remedy thought to heighten metabolism, ease inflamed joints, cleanse the body, strengthen immunity, lower cholesterol, and ease inflamed joints. This finely milled seaweed powder is also a great substitute for traditional seasoning bringing an umami flavour and incredible depth to dishes. See our recipes on our website for ideas on how to use this seaweed.

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Sea Spaghetti, Sea Lettuce, Dulse & Kelp

Vibrant seaweed seasoning

A vibrant mix of seaweed to add flavour, colour and vitality to your dishes. This carefully selected blend of seaweed has been created to enhance both your health and your plate. High in Vitamins and minerals this seasoning is a great healthy alternative to using salt in your cooking. Sprinkle on your breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is no limit to the use of this seasoning, alternatively add during cooking to balance flavours and bring a taste of the ocean to your food. See our recipes on our website for ideas on how to use this seaweed.
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Dulse Seaweed

Rich in colour & strong in flavour

Rich in both colour and flavour, low in Sodium but high in taste, this seaweed makes a great meat substitute. Loved by vegans, chefs, and foodies for its salty flavour-enhancing properties, this ingredient is a great addition to any larder.  Dulse is fantastic in salads, or delicious on its own as a snack, used in breads, broths, tagines, pates, deserts and many more dishes.  High in Potassium and Iron and an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, use this seaweed to form part of a healthy balanced diet. Add dried to your pan whilst cooking or rehydrate before adding to salads. See our recipes on our website for ideas on how to use this seaweed.

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Sea Spaghetti

Versatile & mild sea vegetable

This incredibly versatile seaweed is a great substitute for pasta, with a mild flavour this is a great introduction to seaweeds and can be used in so many ways, chop up and use raw as a vegetable to add to salads and other dishes, lightly steam to retain its al dente texture or add to stir frys, soups or use as a healthy alternative to spaghetti, linguini or noodles. High in calcium and magnesium, protein, vitamin C, and other health-boosting trace elements. See our recipes on our website for ideas on how to use this seaweed.
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Kelp Seaweed

Umami flavour enhancer

High in iodine, calcium, iron and protein you can count on Kelps health benefits as well as its flavour. The firm texture of this seaweed makes it an ideal ingredient for creating kelp parcels to steam, bake or bbq fish, infusing an authentic umami flavour well loved in Japanese cooking. Kelp in its natural form is also great to shred and add to soups and stocks for flavour, or grind it down to use as a seasoning. If you are looking for an ingredient to bring a savoury taste to your dish this seaweed is for you, simply rehydrate in water for 30 minutes if using raw to reduce iodine levels or to make kelp parcels or add dried to your dishes. See our recipes on our website for ideas on how to use this seaweed.

Seaweed and Three Cornered Leek Wild Pesto

Seaweed and Three Cornered Leek Wild Pesto

A taste of the wild

Hand foraged wild three cornered leek and fresh dulse seaweed are the perfect combination to create our super healthy and tasty wild pesto, given the seal of approval by BBC Country file presenters Ellie Harrison and Anita Rani.
Lemon, Parmesan, rapeseed oil, hazelnuts, pine nuts and basil are combined with these two wild ingredients together with a pinch of our very own seaweed seasoning to give this pesto a zingy and full flavoured taste of the wild.
Seaweed Ylang Ylang Arnica Bath Salts

Seaweed, Ylang Ylang, and Arnica Bath Salts

Reduces pain and soothes your body

Relax and soak away your day with our seaweed bath salts. A combination of hand harvested wild Kelp, Bladderwrack and Fucus Serratus have been selected from the Dorset coast which are packed with minerals, vitamins and proteins. These are mixed together with Magnesium flakes to replenish magnesium levels which are absorbed quickly to soothe sore muscles and skin irritation.
A combination of Ylang Ylang essential oil improves sleep, promotes relaxation, lifts mood and calms inflammation and arnica to soothe painful joints and reduce any swelling or bruising provides the most blissful rejuvenating bathing experience.
Fucus Serratus Seaweed Bath Soak

Fucus Serratus Seaweed Bath Soak

Relaxing and rejuvenating

Enjoy a seaweed bath using our hand harvested wild seaweed from the Dorset coast. Seaweed is not just great ingested for your body but also fantastic to bathe in for your skin, naturally rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, the health benefits are endless and have been used for Thalassotherapy for centuries.
Soak away in a seaweed bath to soothe away aches and pains, increase circulation and help fight cellulite, detoxify and soften skin and hair.
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Sustainable Seaweed Harvesting

Throughout their ten years developing their skills and offerings at Fore Jade and Dan have gained a multitude of qualifications to accredit their courses and develop their wild food knowledge. Dan has gained his NCFE Level 4 Ethnobotany and plant identification award. They have both worked closely with Natural England to enable them to harvest seaweed seasonally and sustainably to agreed quotas. They have recently been awarded a license from the Crown Estate to commercially harvest seaweed along the Dorset coast.

Sae is based in swanage and employs local people. Where possible at Sae we wear our sustainability on our sleeve and minimise our impact on the natural world. We use boats and kayaks to deliver us to where we hand harvest wild seaweed. Adhering to the code of conduct agreed with Natural England.

Sae seaweed is carefully hand picked by our Foragers in clean unpolluted waters along the Dorset coast. Then dried at a low temperature to preserve it’s naturally rich nutritional content. Jade and Dan have designed their packaging to be re-useable and eco friendly. They encourage their customers to purchase refills for their cardboard tubes. These refills are made from a compostable material. The seaweed soaks are made with organic cotton mesh bags which are reusable, durable and eco friendly. The bath salt jars can also be refilled by purchasing a compostable refill pouch.

As Featured On

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NAT GEO Foraging with Gordon Ramsay

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ITV Foraging and cooking with Chef John Torode

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Cooking Seaweed with Ellie Harrison BBC Countryfile

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Seaweed foraging with Rob & Romesh

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