Like last week’s laver/nori, Dulse is a form of sea vegetable (seaweed). As all (or at least, most) seaweeds, dulse is high in iodine. But the other benefits of dulse are many.
Dulse is a good source of calcium, zinc, manganese, potassium, iron, and magnesium. The iodine makes dulse beneficial from those suffering from low thyroid (hypothyroidism), and the zinc makes dulse beneficial from those suffering from PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) and other hormonal imbalances. Plus, when you balance out those hormones (including thyroid), it increases your metabolism so that you can lose weight. So, in a way, dulse can help you lose weight.
While dulse does have a strong seaweed odor, the flavor isn’t too strong for how little is used. And since all those wonderful nutrients are mostly bioavailable, you don’t need to use as much.
One of the nicest things about dulse, is that you can simply shake the dried flakes over food. No need to soak, cook, or chop anything! Instant nutrition.