The composition of fresh seaweed

Seaweed appears nowadays as super vegetables. But what is it exactly? What is the exact composition of fresh seaweed?

As part of a healthy diet, seaweed can take pride of place. Rich in mineral elements due to its growth in the sea, a source of fibre with original structures to keep it intact despite winds and tides, and containing antioxidant molecules to protect itself against rays, seaweed is a vegetable unlike any other.

To identify these nutritional benefits, CEVA (Algae Technology and Innovation Centre) has explored the composition of fresh seaweed from Brittany before any processing treatment.

The average composition of fresh seaweed is therefore presented for the first time and includes macronutrients, minerals, oligoelements and vitamins whose content is noteworthy in seaweed. This new data enables us to confirm the beneficial contribution of seaweed in terms of fibres, iodine, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin K1 in relation to our daily needs. Their low lipid content and richness in fibres and minerals make these sea vegetables essential to our diets in the future.

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