seaweed from non radioactive water is available!

If someone ask me what I would take to a desert  island ( I am sure you have done this too) Seaweed would be one of them.


any kind.

but lately I have been quite cautions with them if they are coming from Japan. As most of you know radiation from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant disaster in 2011 was leaked and its levels have increased and still increasing in the Pacific Ocean.

It makes me so sad. It makes me feel so frustrated.

How could we just let this happen? How much damage we need to do before we realise  what we are actually doing?

At this moment of writing, there are still some areas left in the ocean that are considered safe and non-contaminated, for now….

It is not my intention to make you feel gloomy. Let’s list some benefits of Seaweed!

– high in iodine: The thyroid absorbs radiation. taking iodine can help protecting against absorbing much radiation. It also contains tin, which can work to increase the effectiveness of iodine on the thyroid

– blood purifier

– alkalising

-high in vitamins and minerals: seaweed offers the full spectrum of vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K as well as magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium

-contains anti-oxidants

Finally I am so excited to offer you a range of seaweed from NZ company Pacific Harvest. All of their NZ sea vegetables are selected and hand harvested. Then naturally air dried. All of their imported seaweeds are only harvested in pollution free non-radioactive waters.

non contaminated sea weed

About Yoko Inoue

Yoko is the founder of organic raw food and living food cafe, Shoku Iku. The desire to feed her new born daughter and herself healing natural food lead Yoko to discover the importance of the relationship between good health, diet, mind and lifestyle choices. Yoko studied the Macrobiotic lifestyle at the Kushi Institute in Japan, this inspired her to train as a holistic nutritionist which then opened up the world of raw and living foods.


  1. Hi Yoko san,

    My name is Maki, I live in Byron Bay.

    Thanks for sharing this info, I have stopped eating all kind of Japanese food since 2011, but I miss seaweed so much! All Japanese people around me doesn’t seem like worrying or considering much at all…
    So I can’t go to Japanese friend’s place and share some meals comfortably anymore because they are still ordering most of Japanese ingredients especially seaweed from Japan and feeding their kids.

    I’m so glad to find out that I can buy clean seaweed now! but as you mentioned on your blog post, we can find some clean ones FOR NOW…. We really need to think and act seriously to stop what Japan has been doing to our mother nature.

    I have got 3yo and 4yo kids, really want to take them to Japan, but I can’t. I feel / believe in that we have a huge responsibility to protect them until they can make their own decision to go to Japan or wherever they want. I can’t take my kids or anyone’s kids to unknown/unsafe place.
    Do you go back to Japan Yoko san? I would like to hear your thoughts about it.

    Thanks again for shearing all amazing recipes and your creations.
    We are planing to come down your way in Mar. Looking forward to experience your energetic food and vibe of the cafe!

    Maki x

    • Hi Maki san
      thank you for leaving the comment and sharing your thoughts. I definitely understand where you are coming from and share your concerns as well.
      I have decided to take my daughter for the first time in 3 years. I had the same hesitation too when the nuclear accident happened. My daughter is 11 years old this year so older than your children but I feel my daughter spending some time with her grandparents for two weeks outweighs the possible risk.
      I think it is all about balance. I cannot tell you where to draw a line. it depends on how much you are comfortable with and what you find is important. I often talk about the safety of our food and how much what we eat matters to our health. However there are many other facts that affect our well beings. Creating anxiety towards foods is not what we want to do.
      hope to meet you in person when you come down to melbourne.

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