Fans Of Superfoods: Here’s Why You Should Put Green Caviar On Your Radar

It’s time to give yourself a health boost with more interesting but lesser-known superfoods that are packed with loads of nutrients yet does not compromise on the taste factor.

Seagrapes24 is a gourmet retailer that specializes in green caviar and is the first of its kind to be available via a direct retailer in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

It’s a popular seaweed in Okinawa, Japan, where it’s enjoying a reputation for increasing longevity. Our seagrapes are harvested in the clean waters of the Pacific Ocean (Okinawa) and are then dehydrated and packed in brine.

It’s a popular seaweed in Okinawa, Japan, where it’s enjoying a reputation for increasing longevity. Our seagrapes are harvested in the clean waters of the Pacific Ocean (Okinawa) and are then dehydrated and packed in brine.

Dubbed as superfood of the ocean, green caviar, also known as “sea grapes” is a type of seaweed harvested in the waters of Okinawa, Japan and is high in minerals but low in calories to prevent obesity and strengthen one’s overall well-being. We speak to Seagrapes24’s founder on why he decided to bring in green caviar and the best way to consume it.

Why did you bring green caviar into the US market and why now?
After being exposed to green caviar about three years ago, I loved it and thought everyone should try it as well. I did some research and realised that it is available in some high-end restaurants that import from overseas but there weren’t actually sold in the US (or anywhere else) on its own, so we started Seagrapes24 to spread the word about green caviar and created a platform to make it readily available for foodies and home cooks.

Superfoods is a huge trend amongst foodies. What makes green caviar stand out from the rest?
Green caviar contains fucoidan – an extract from seaweed that inhibits inflammation and kills cancer-causing cells as proven by many laboratory studies. Fucoidan is available as supplements in a higher concentration, but you get this naturally from green caviar.

Sea Grapes are a vibrant green seaweed that owes its name to its grape-like appearance. The taste is fresh, reminiscent of cucumber with a hint of salt water. For many, seagrapes are the vegetarian alternative to caviar and it lends itself to similar applications.

Sea Grapes are a vibrant green seaweed that owes its name to its grape-like appearance. The taste is fresh, reminiscent of cucumber with a hint of salt water. For many, seagrapes are the vegetarian alternative to caviar and it lends itself to similar applications.

What are some food trends now and how does green caviar cater to them?
Many American customers love healthy foods – simply look at the queues for salads and poke bowls! There is also an increasing trend for meal prep for the workplace to save time and money. Green caviar can be used anytime – simply take it out of the refrigerator, rinse it under tap water, and let it “grow” in chilled water for three to five minutes.

Many people are still not aware of green caviar, do you have any tips on how to consume it?
You can eat it on its own! I personally like using kewpie sauce and Japanese shoyu, but it can also be used to complement entrees like salads, rice bowls, ramen and soups. My personal favourite is using green caviar with Vietnamese Chicken Salad! The dehydrated sachets from Seagrapes24 can be stored for up to 12 months, but not in the freezer or near high-temperature areas (e.g. near the stove) as green caviar will “die”.

What are the health benefits of eating green caviar?
Green caviar is full of vitamins and minerals, and the people of Okinawa (well-known for their centurions) call it the ‘longevity seaweed’. It strengthens bones and joints, eyes, the heart, prevents obesity, constipation and also helps generate beautiful skin and hair!

Are there any skincare benefits from green caviar, if so, what are they?
Green caviar rejuvenates the skin from the inside out by protecting cell membranes, improving skin’s elasticity and prevents dry skin. It is also able to produce collagen as well as antioxidants and helps to slow down the ageing process.

What can we expect from Seagrapes24 in the future?
We’ve just launched Seagrapes24 in Australia with great success and start getting clientele from across the world including Asia, the US and Europe due to our affordable worldwide delivery fee. Green caviar is gaining recognition, and we hope that it’ll eventually become a common item in everyone’s kitchen.

Recommended as crunchy salad booster, snack, appetizer, canapé, antipasti, entrée, hors d’oeuvre or a decorative sideboard.

Recommended as crunchy salad booster, snack, appetizer, canapé, antipasti, entrée, hors d’oeuvre or a decorative sideboard.

Want to eat healthy but are too busy for complicated meals?

Green caviar (also known as sea grapes) could be the perfect kitchen staple for you.

Here are 3 reasons why:
1. Preparation is a breeze It’ll take you less than 5 minutes to prepare. All you have to do is rinse it and soak it in cold water!

2. It’s super versatile Fancy a quick salad? Or some warm soup? Or perhaps a pasta dish? Green caviar can be added to all of those and more. Alternatively, you can even eat it on its own with some sauces as a snack!

3. Lastly, it’s great for your body Green caviar is packed with goodness; it provides you with a significant dose of vitamin A and C, as well as minerals like calcium, potassium and iodine. These help keep your skin radiant, your hair silky-smooth, and your immune system healthy. (P.S. it’s low in calories too!)

Sea grapes, also known as Umibudo, is highly regarded for its succulent appearance, refreshing taste and pleasing “pop” when you eat it.

Sea grapes, also known as Umibudo, is highly regarded for its succulent appearance, refreshing taste and pleasing “pop” when you eat it.

Farming
Due to its delicate nature, we grow our green caviar in a sheltered environment, under very specific conditions. We provide them with the right water temperature, seawater salt content and amount of sun exposure, for them to develop into a nutritious and tasty superfood.

Harvesting
To keep the green caviar at its optimal freshness, we dive into the waters with snorkels and harvest our green caviar carefully by hand.

Inspection
The freshly-harvested green caviar undergoes a quality control inspection before being filtered through a multi-step washing process, where they are washed and soaked with highly-oxygenated water. This makes it safe for you to eat them straight!

Shipping & Delivery
The product is weighed, sorted and packed before making its way to our office here in Singapore. Your order will then be delivered to you – hooray!

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