Algae are extremely rich marine vegetables with proven medicinal properties.
Algae contain large amounts of metals and minerals:
– aluminum manganese phosphorous
– tin 332
Algae also contain:
– vitamin diastases (Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, D1, D2, E, F, K,PP)
– amino acids (glutamic acid, cystine, methionin, leucine, valine, lysine, tyrosine, aspartic acid)
– antibiotic substances that fight bacteria and accelerate healing.
Healthy algae can be green, red or brown (some contain more chlorophyll, giving them a darker reddish-brown colour).
Carragheen algae, commonly found along Atlantic shorelines, is purple or reddish-brown. It is known to be effective in combating respiratory diseases, diarrhoea, and bladder disorders.
Nori algae are reddish-gray in colour. Very rich in proteins and vitamins, nori helps combat stomach ulcers and diarrhoea caused by infection.