Laminaria health benefits
Laminaria, or kelp, is one of the most popular edible seaweeds in the world. It is one the staples in Japanese cuisine and famous for its good health effects. Laminaria grows in seawater, accumulating the rich mineral content of the sea. It is especially rich in iodine. It is also a good source of silicon, cobalt, iron, and many other minerals. Laminaria is also rich in such vitamins as B9, B12, K, and others.
Laminaria also contains such biologically important components as alginic acid, oxalic acid, phytosterols, purines, polysaccharides, niacin, and others.
With a very high iodine content, laminaria is beneficial for people and diets with iodine deficit. However, one must be careful not to overeat it to avoid iodine overdoses. With a high content of organic acids, laminaria helps the digestion system in various ways. Being a low-calorie, high-volume food, laminaria is very good for people who aim to control their body weight.
We supply the kind of laminaria widely present in the Okhotsk Sea, Saccharina japonica or Laminaria japonica.
LAMINARIA (KELP) NUTRITION INFO
Nutrition information (per 100 g.)
88 grams of 100 is water contents of fresh laminaria. Laminaria also contains 3% of the food fiber.