Seaweed 101

Seaweed is algae.

It's not a vegetable. It's not even a plant. Seaweed is a large class of marine algae.

 

Seaweed is really good for you.

Seaweeds contain around 60 minerals that are vital to human health — most notably iodine, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium, plus trace elements like chromium, vanadium and boron. They also provide vitamins (A, Bs, C, E, K), omega-3, omega-6, essential amino acids and antioxidants. They taste good too!

 

It's also good for the planet.

Seaweed is a highly renewable resource that contributes to healthy marine ecosystems. It does this by producing oxygen, reducing ocean acidification, sequestering carbon and providing habitat for small shellfish and other animals. Consuming sustainable ocean foods (in addition to supporting local farms) is an important way we can lessen our dependence on harmful corporate land agriculture.