• Dulse / Dillisk Certified Organic

    Palmaria palmata, also called dulse, dillisk or dilsk (from Irish/Scottish Gaelic duileasc/duileasg), red dulse, is a red alga (Rhodophyta) previously referred to as Rhodymenia palmata. It grows on the northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a well-known snack food in Ireland, It has been an important source of fibre throughout the centuries.The erect frond of Dulse grows attached by its discoid holdfast and a short inconspicuous stipe epiphytically on to the stipe of Laminaria(kelp) or to rocks. It has a short stipe, the fronds are variable in colour from deep rose to reddish purple and are rather leathery in texture. The flat foliose blade gradually expands and divides into broad segments ranging in size to 50 cm long and 3–8 cm in width which can bear flat wedge-shaped proliferations from the edge.

    Dulse is similar to another seaweed, Dilsea carnosa, but Dilsea is more leathery with blades up to 30 cm long and 20 cm (7.9 in) wide. Unlike Palmaria palmata, it is not branched and does not have proliferations or branches from the edge of the frond, although the older blades may split.

    All Emerald Isle Seaweed has be tested for chemical, pesticides and water quality.

    Health
    Dulse is a good source of minerals and vitamins compared with other vegetables, contains all trace elements needed by humans, and has a high protein content.
    It is commonly found from June to September and can be picked by hand when the tide is out. When picked, small snails, shell pieces and other small particles can be washed or shaken off and the plant then spread to dry. Some gatherers may turn it once and roll it into large bales to be packaged later. It is used as fodder for animals in some countries.
    Dulse is commonly used in Ireland, Iceland, Atlantic Canada and the Northeast United States as food and medicine. It can be found in many health food stores or fish markets and can be ordered directly from local distributors. In Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, it is traditionally sold at the Ould Lammas Fair. It is particularly popular along the Causeway Coast. Although a fast-dying tradition, there are many who gather their own dulse. Along the Ulster coastline from County Antrim to County Donegal, it is eaten dried and uncooked similar to how one would eat snacks at a drinks party.

    Cooking:
    Dulse’s properties are similar to those of a flavour-enhancer. It is commonly referred to as dillisk on the west coast of Ireland. Dillisk is usually dried and sold as a snack food from stalls in seaside towns by periwinkle-sellers.
    Fresh dulse can be eaten directly off the rocks before sun-drying. Sun-dried dulse is eaten as is or is ground to flakes or a powder. In Iceland, the tradition is to eat it with butter. It can be pan-fried quickly into chips, baked in the oven covered with cheese, with salsa, or simply microwaved briefly. It can be used in soups, chowders, sandwiches and salads, or added to bread/pizza dough. Finely diced, it can be used as a flavour enhancer in meat dishes, such as chili, in place ofmonosodium glutamate.
    Dulse contains iodine, which prevents goitre.

    5 reviews for Dulse / Dillisk Certified Organic

    1. fergusonjoye (verified owner)

      Excellent product , good price and packaging . Very quick delivery . Delighted-thank you

    2. michelle (verified owner)

      Received my order this morning. Brilliant service and excellent prices. I have already ordered more.

    3. carole.weetman

      Excellent service and excellent product. Thank you! Living in Devon now for the pat 25 years at last a wee taste from home via post!!! (: (: (:

    4. Lily Petrie (verified owner)

      Excellent product..excellent customer service….will be ordering more very soon 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      5.0 out of 5 stars Would buy again.
      28 March 2019
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      Arrived quickly, great packaging, just what we needed to keep up our iodine intake, as we are vegans. Would buy again.
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      Judy Hammond
      5.0 out of 5 stars Quality dulse
      25 March 2019
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      I have had dulse from various suppliers in Ireland and Spain. Comparing the various dulse’s taste & quality, the price & service, I like the Emerald Isle dulse the best.
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      Nehemiah Teffo
      5.0 out of 5 stars Keep your standards high
      24 March 2019
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      Very impressed with the care and professionalism with which it was packed and will be ordering again.Keep up the good work.1
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      Bridget Dixon
      5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic seller Thank you.
      23 March 2019
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      Both my husband and brother in law loved this product. My in-laws were born on West coast of Ireland and they too ate a similar product . I have another order already placed.
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      Georgina
      5.0 out of 5 stars Looks, smells and tastes fresh
      13 February 2019
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      Fantastic. Delivered quickly, great personal service as I called to get advise on which seaweeds I needed. We got the Dulse and have been using as much as we can in various recipes as apparently very good for you. Will definitely re order from this company.
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      Jon K.
      5.0 out of 5 stars Delight for mermaids and mermen on land or in the seas
      12 February 2019
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      Emerald Isle should be given top honours for bringing this quality food to the marketplace. I swim solidly behind the preferences of legions of mermaids and mermen whom endorse this amazing superfood. Add extra stars for the depth of communication.
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      Jenniegirl
      5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, love it, love it!
      30 January 2019
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      First time buyer – very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this product. Beautifully packaged and very speedy delivery. Opened it to try ‘a wee bit’ and can’t stop eating it. Tastes just like the sea. Loved getting an extra 10 grams and discount on my next purchase. Would recommend wholeheartedly. Thank you Trevor and family

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