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.
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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