Seaweed Properties

Benefits of algae

Seaweed is a very nutritious food, rich in minerals, trace elements and vitamins. The only treatment to which they are subjected is drying, it preserves all its natural properties.

The algae appeared thousands of years ago in the sea, lakes and rivers. Their size varies from a few thousandths of a millimeter to over 100 meters.

Seaweed Properties

  • They are excellent scavenger sunlight, and therefore good energy stores.
  • Containing multiple minerals which activate the metabolism.
  • About 25% of its composition and trace minerals are calcium, magnesium, potassium, chlorine, bromine, iodine, sodium, iron, etc.
  • 25% of dry weight corresponds to biological value proteins like egg and the same absorption.
  • Vitamins are found in much higher values ​​than those given in the vegetables and meat, and are present virtually all groups: A, B, C, D, E, F, K, highlighting its rich in carotene (provitamin A ) and its high content of vitamin BI2, which until recently was thought not to exist in plants, and vitamin E, which exceeds even the content present in wheat germ.
  • Contribute to the formation of red blood cells thanks to the magnesium containing chlorophyll.
  • Its high iodine content stimulates the thyroid gland, which controls metabolism, the nervous system and helps you lose weight.
  • Algae are the only plants that contain alginic acid, which has the property of rendering insoluble radioactive metals, so that they act as "decontamination", avoiding vital organs are affected by environmental pollution.

Algae in the kitchen

While in the Western world are not used as food, in much of East Asia, including the Philippines and other Pacific islands, include them as part of their cuisine. They can be found in health food shops, or macrobiotic Japanese and herbal products. With a small amount is insufficient, the hydrate as its volume increases ten to twenty times.


It is a gelatinous substance extracted from algae Gelidium and used as natural thickener, gelling power with eight times that of animal gelatin. It dissolves completely in boiling water and takes on a gelatinous to 35-40 ° C.

  • Is easily digested and provides satiety but not fattening because just calories.
  • It also helps the intestinal transit, making it adequate diets.
  • It's a good revitalizing the body because of its high mineral content.
  • Use it in the preparation of gelatin with fruits, vegetables and legumes.
  • They are available in bars or flakes you can sprinkle on salads or vegetables.


It is black in color due to the washing process, suffering boiled and dried as in natural state is dark brown.

  • It is rich in iodine, calcium and phosphorus. It is used as a traditional remedy to treat some disorders of the female reproductive organs.
  • Helps digestion, purifies the blood and lowers blood pressure.
  • It is also indicated for constipation.
  • It can be used for salads previously soaked or boiled, with vegetables, cereals and legumes.


It is brownish when fresh and black when dried has been boiled several times.

  • It is rich in calcium -1400 mg/100g: fourteen times more than milk-, iodine, iron, sodium, and is also rich in provitamin A.
  • Favors dentition and hair vitality, and overall is highly recommended for children and pregnant mothers. It has a distinctive flavor, a little stronger.
  • It usually is taken apart and cook soaked in salads or boiled with other vegetables.

Kelp Seaweed

Also known as Kombu Japanese is the generic name of various kinds of seaweed.

  • Rich in iodine, a gram of kombu seaweed provides a daily dose of this mineral you need a person. Favors the treatment of gout, helps balanced absorption and distribution of nutrients in the body, thus being suitable for people who are overweight and for excessively thin.
  • It is also indicated for rheumatic and arthritic processes.
  • Use it to accompany cereals and vegetables, boil in the same water soaking.
  • It can be added to miso soup, typical Japanese, and served to accompany the fish.


  • It is rich in vitamins A, C, B1 and B2, protein and calcium.
  • To maximize taste, it will quickly pass a sheet of seaweed over a flame for a few seconds, preventing burning.
  • Pairs well with grains, vegetables and fish.
  • Also used as a condiment.
  • Contributes to reduced cholesterol levels in the blood, to aid in dissolution and removal of fatty deposits.


  • For its high calcium 1300 mg per 100 g, is ideal for children and pregnant women.
  • Regenerates the blood, improves liver and kidney function, and stimulates the production of hormones.
  • It is used in the preparation of miso soup, and accompanies fish or chicken dishes.
  • You can eat it raw in salads, or boiled rice.
  • Also used as condiment placing is baked until roasted and then crumbled into powder form.

Algae tablets


  • Freshwater microalgae that contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, K, niacin, pantothenic acid and folic acid, also rich in chlorophyll and growth factor chlorella (CGE).
  • Goes well: in periods of growth, colds, flu and chronic cases of acne.
  • Protects the intestinal flora and prevents hair loss.


  • Microalgae rich in protein, vitamins A, B1, B2, 86, B12, E, H and folic acid, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium.
  • Goes well: in slimming diets, vegetarian diets and cellulite.


  • Seaweed is particularly remarkable for its rich iodine and vitamins A, B, C and E.
  • It has great power filling.
  • Goes well: in slimming diets and constipation.


  • A mixture of dried seaweed rich in amino acids, minerals and vitamins, among which the E and K.
  • Goes well: in deficiency states, obesity and constipation

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