Did you know that seaweed has more calcium than dairy and more iron than lentils?

They are the jewels of the sea and are considered an abundant resource of bioactive molecules with antibacterial properties (against Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus simulans), anti-inflammatory and antioxidants. (1)

Some people consider that seaweed is an exotic ingredient typical of Asian cultures. However, diferent countries use them for decades in their traditional dishes such as rice and fish. In this post we explain a little more about them.

The Red Alga or Lithothamnium calcareum.

It is very rich in minerals, it has 36% calcium, it also has magnesium and more than 32 trace elements, vitamins, phytohormones and amino acids. (2)

The Wakame Alga

Highlights its high content of calcium, magnesium and iron. Contains, for every 100gr of algae, a total of 1,300mg of calcium and 25mg of iron.

It is also highly valued for its remineralizing and alkalizing power; as well as its content in alginic acid and fucans, which have the function of decreasing the absorption of heavy metals in our body. (3)

The Nori Alga

It contains essential vitamins for the nervous system, mainly from group A and B, and it is also a source of vitamin C and chlorophyll. If we go into detail, the amounts per 100 g of nori are 10,000 IU of beta-carotene (provitamin A), between 24 and 35% of protein, from 350 to 470 mg of calcium, from two to eight mg of iodine, from 30 to 40 mg of iron, 3,200 mg of potassium, 80 to 90 mg of magnesium. (4)

Among its beneficial effects for our body, we emphasize that it promotes the elimination of fat and is a good ally to improve digestion. Its content in provitamin A helps keep hair and nails healthy; and it is also effective in the elimination of heavy metals, such as mercury, that we may have ingested in other foods.

Where are you going to find these seaweed as an ingredient?

The Oatmeal Drink with Calcium Amandin has a 16% of cereal, its flavor is unique and, in addition, it is enriched with calcium that comes from the seaweed Lithothamnium calcareum.

http://amandin.com/en/producto/organic-oat-drink-with-calcium/

In our Genmai Miso Broth you will find the Nori seaweed and the Wakame seaweed.

http://amandin.com/en/producto/organic-genmai-miso-stock/

 

 

Sources of information.

(1) CONASI, Cooking and Healthy Blog.

https://www.conasi.eu/blog/consejos-de-salud/que-son-las-algas/

(2) SOY COMO COMO, online press specialized in Health, Nutrition and Bio Actulity.

https://soycomocomo.es/especialista/tu-biotienda/calcio-bebidas-vegetales-enriquecidas

(3) SOY COMO COMO, online press specialized in Health, Nutrition and Bio Actulity.

https://soycomocomo.es/despensa/el-alga-wakame

(4) SOY COMO COMO, online press specialized in Health, Nutrition and Bio Actulity.

https://soycomocomo.es/despensa/el-alga-nori