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Seaweed…I know it’s very healthy, but why?

Last week I was grocery shopping and saw seaweed on the shelf. There were two kinds: bright green and brown. On my question “what’s the difference” nobody gave me a decent answer. So here is what I found.

Seaweeds are superfoods. There are a few well-known types that we all know:

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NORI – the one that’s used to make sushi rolls. 

                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                      

 

                                                  KELP – is the most common seaweed found along sea shores.                                                                                                                                       Image                                                                        .ImageDULSE – red seaweed                                             Image

                                                                                                                                       WAKAME – deep green seaweed.

ARAME – black stringy looking seaweed    Image 

                                                                               KOMBU – is known as a flavor enhancer.Image

 

Seaweed health benefits: healthy hear, improved memory, clear skin, good eyesight, dental health, healthy thyroid function, improved immune system, prevents allergies and infections, lowers blood pressure, nurtures healthy heart vessels, normalizes cholesterol levels, support bon health, aids in waste movement and digestion.

Seaweed Nutritional value

 

agar

Irish moss

kelp

laver

spirulina

wakame

 

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Serving Size

2 tbsp (10g)

2 tbsp (10g)

2 tbsp (10g)

2 tbsp (10g)

2 tbsp (10g)

2 tbsp (10g)

Macronutrients

Calories (kcal)

3

5

4

4

3

4

Protein (g)

0,05

0,15

0,17

0.58 (1%)

0.59 (1%)

0.30 (1%)

Total Fat (g)

0

0,02

0,06

0,03

0,04

0,06

Total Carbohydrates (g)

0,68

1,23

0,96

0,51

0,24

0,91

Dietary Fiber (g)

0,1

0,1

0,1

0

0,1

Sugar (g)

0,03

0,06

0,06

0,05

0,07

Vitamins

Vitamin C (mg)

0

0.3 (1%)

0.3 (1%)

3.9 (7%)

0,1

0.3 (1%)

Thiamin (mg)

0,001

0,002

0,005

0.010 (1%)

0.022 (1%)

0,006

Riboflavin (mg)

0,002

0.047 (3%)

0.015 (1%)

0.045 (3%)

0.034 (2%)

0.023 (1%)

Niacin (mg)

0,006

0,059

0,047

0.147 (1%)

0.120 (1%)

0.160 (1%)

Pantothenic Acid (mg)

0,03

0,018

0.064 (1%)

0.052 (1%)

0,033

0.070 (1%)

Vitamin B6 (mg)

0,003

0,007

0

0.016 (1%)

0,003

0

Folate (mcg)

8 (2%)

18 (5%)

18 (5%)

15 (4%)

1

20 (5%)

Vitamin A (IU)

0

12

12

520 (10%)

6

36 (1%)

Vitamin E (mg)

0,09

0,09

0,09

0,1

0,1

Vitamin K (mcg)

0,2

0.5 (1%)

6.6 (8%)

0.4 (1%)

0.5 (1%)

Minerals

Calcium (mg)

5 (1%)

7 (1%)

17 (2%)

7 (1%)

1

15 (2%)

Iron (mg)

0.19 (1%)

0.89 (5%)

0.28 (2%)

0.18 (1%)

0.28 (2%)

0.22 (1%)

Magnesium (mg)

7 (2%)

14 (4%)

12 (3%)

0

2 (1%)

11 (3%)

Phosphorus (mg)

0

16 (2%)

4

6 (1%)

1

8 (1%)

Potassium (mg)

23 (1%)

6

9

36 (1%)

13

5

Sodium (mg)

1

7

23 (1%)

5

10

87 (4%)

Zinc (mg)

0,06

0.20 (1%)

0.12 (1%)

0.10 (1%)

0,02

0,04

Copper (mg)

0,006

0.015 (1%)

0.013 (1%)

0.026 (1%)

0.060 (3%)

0.028 (1%)

Manganese (mg)

0.037 (2%)

0.037 (2%)

0.020 (1%)

0.099 (5%)

0.019 (1%)

0.140 (7%)

Selenium (mcg)

0,1

0,1

0,1

0,1

0,1

0,1

Fatty Acids

Saturated Fat (g)

0,001

0,003

0,025

0,006

0,014

0,013

Monounsaturated Fat (g)

0

0,002

0,01

0,003

0,003

0,006

Polyunsaturated Fat (g)

0,001

0,006

0,005

0,011

0,011

0,022

 

Looks like the difference isn’t that big. Choose whichever type you like and enjoy!

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