More nutritional information on brown algae (Phaeophyta)
Traditional usage of brown algae: • Anti-inflammatory • Antioxidant • Blood Purifier • Bone and Joint Problems • Cellular Regeneration • Cleansing • Detoxifying • Digestive Disorders • Gastrointestinal Disorders • Goiter • Iodine Deficiency • Laxative • Lethargy • Mineral Deficiencies • Vascular Deficiencies • Vitamin Deficiencies • Weight loss Active Ingredients in brown algae: Polysaccharides: alginic acid (algin) as the major component; fucoidan and laminarin (sulphated polysaccharide esters).
Minerals: iodine; calcium; potassium; magnesium; phosphorus; iron and silicon. Total iodine varies between 0.1 to 0.8%, based on dry weight.
Raw Phaeophyta contains: Water 81.6%; Protein 1.7%; Total lipid (fat) 0.56%; Carbohydrate, by difference 9.6%; Fiber, total dietary 1.3%; Ash 6.61%.
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