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Seaweed - you will hear the even sound of the sea and it will magically attract you!

 

Seaweed - you will hear the even sound of the sea and it will magically attract you!

 

Seaweed refers to several species of macroscopic, multicellular, marine algae.

The term includes some types of red, brown, and green algae. Seaweed can also be classified by use.

 

Taxonomy

A seaweed may belong to one of several groups of multicellular algae: the red algae, green algae, and brown algae. As these three groups do not have a common multicellular ancestor, the seaweed are in a polyphyletic group. In addition, some tuft-forming bluegreen algae are sometimes considered to be seaweed — "seaweed" is a colloquial term and lacks a formal definition.

Uses

Seaweed has a variety of purposes, for which it is farmed or foraged from the wild.

 

Herbalism

Alginates are commonly used in wound dressings, and production of dental moulds. In microbiology research, agar — a plant-based goo similar to gelatin and made from seaweed — is extensively used as culture medium. Carrageenans, alginates and agaroses (the latter are prepared from agar by purification), with other lesser-known macroalgal polysaccharides, have several important biological activities or applications in biomedicine.

 

Other uses

Seaweed is an ingredient in toothpaste, cosmetics and paints. Research suggests that the Australian seaweed Delisea pulchra may interfere with bacterial colonization. Sulfated saccharides from both red and green algae have been known to inhibit some DNA and RNA enveloped viruses.

Composition

Ingredients per 100 grams of fresh algae:

 

Ingredient

Salary

water

  90.5 g

protein

  5.9 g

carbohydrates

  2.1 g

fat

  0.4 g

iodine

  50.0 μg

 

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