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Usage Tips

  1. Seaweed can be used in a variety of dishes that includes sushi rolls, salads, smoothies, soups and stews.
  2. It can also be used in miso soup and as a garnish on salads and fish.


Seaweed is a form of algae that grow in the sea, along rocky shorelines around the world. It includes several species of macroscopic, multicellular and marine algae. It is a food source for ocean life and vary in color from red to green to brown to black. It is edible and can be eaten and used in the preparation of food. It is commonly eaten in Asian countries such as Japan, Korea and China.

Health benefits

  • Seaweed contains iodine and an amino acid called tyrosine, that helps the thyroid gland to function properly. (1)
  • It contains a wide range of protective antioxidants that protect body from cell damage. (1)
  • It is a good source of fiber that promotes gut health by increasing the growth of good bacteria in the gut. (1)
  • It slows stomach emptying and keeps it full for longer, delaying hunger pangs. This can help with weight loss. (1)
  • It contains carbohydrates called fucans, that help to prevent blood from clotting. (1)
  • It can help to reduce cholesterol levels and blood pressure levels, thus reducing the risk of heart diseases. (1)
  • It helps to improve blood sugar control and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. (1)


Consumption of a high amount of seaweed can affect the thyroid gland(as it is high in iodine) and cause symptoms like swelling around your neck region or weight fluctuations. (2)

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