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Nutritional info on Algae

Algae are extremely rich marine vegetables with proven medicinal properties.

Algae contain large amounts of metals and minerals:

– iodine

– magnesium

– potassium

– calcium

– iron

– aluminum manganese phosphorous

– sulphur

– copper

– nickel

– gold

– zinc

– cobalt

– strontium

– titanium

– vanadium

– tin 332

– rubidium

– silica

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)

– glucides

– fat

– chlorophyll

– mucilage

– 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.

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