Dabber-locks has a strange name, and it’s often spelled as dabberlocks or dabber locks (without the hyphen). Sometimes it’s even known as badderlocks! Others try to avoid confusion by calling it winged kelp, and scientists being what they are call it Alaria esculenta.
But what is dabber- locks exactly?
Well, dabber-locks is an edible seaweed. It’s actually quite common on the shores of the far northern Atlantic Ocean, and people living in Iceland, Greenland, Scotland, and Ireland eat it. They have ways of cooking it, although some eat it raw.
So what’s dabber-locks good for?
Take a look:
- It’s got lots of calcium, which is known by anyone who’s even remotely interested in health, is good for your teeth and bones.
- It can reduce high blood pressure, which is a condition that can cause damage to your arteries, heart, brain, and kidneys.
- It has nutrients like iron and iodine that help support your thyroid functions.
- It has lots of vitamins and minerals. In fact, it contains at least 10 times the amount found in most modern day farmed vegetables!
While you can try to find ways of taking advantage of all these health benefits by eating dabber-locks, it’s really not as easy as you think. First, you have to find it. Then you have to cook it. Both of which are challenging and time-consuming. You can find it marketed as murlins, ribini, honeyware, keys, or edible focus. Some even advertise it as Atlantic wakame to differentiate it from Japanese wakame. When cooking, it’s usually part of some sort of vegetable salad.
Here is what the Life Force website has to say about the dabber-locks found in their Body Balance:
Dabber locks, or winged kelp, grows in branched hold fasts where its blades have a distinct “wing” at the base. Found along the Artic to the northeast of the United States, Dabber locks are high in Vitamins A, B6, B12, and K. In addition to iodine and bromine, Dabber locks contain soluble nitrogen, cobalt, nickel, and other essential trace elements.
Historically used by Icelanders in time of famine, Dabber locks has been considered to be one of the most easily digestible and well-tolerated sea vegetables, often consumed in significant qualities.
Here again, you can spare yourself all that hassle just by drinking Body Balance. It’s got dabber-locks, along with other great ingredients which are good for your health. Besides, why confuse yourself with all the names that people refer to dabber-locks when you can simply remember one name: Body Balance.