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The Properties of Seaweed

For thousands of years seaweed has been used by mankind as a food product. The Chinese, the Irish, the Icelanders, Japanese, American Indians, Koreans, Eskimos and the residents of South Africa - this is only a partial list of the nations who traditionally consume seaweed as part of their diet.

The Biological Uniqueness of Seaweed

Seaweed has an important role in nature as a producer of organic agents in water reservoirs. Studies show that they produce a quantity of organic carbon identical to the quantity produced by plants that grow on land. Directly or indirectly, all creatures that live in water are dependent on seaweed. It is interesting to note that it is possible to find seaweed on the ground, on the bark of trees and on stones. Many common seaweeds connect with other organisms and participate in the circulation of natural resources.


Seaweed - ancient and rootless plants which live primarily in the sea, whose cells contain chlorophyll. In this short description it is not possible to fully enumerate the description of the various characteristic structures of seaweed. There are single-cell seaweeds and multi-cell ones, each with a different appearance, a multitude of different shapes and coloration, since some seaweed contains only chlorophyll, and others contain varying pigments giving them a variety of differing colors.