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The Most Popular Sea Vegetables

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Nadia Galinova
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The Most Popular Sea Vegetables

When it comes to the benefits of vegetables, what happens if you don't eat vegetables. Can we say the same about sea vegetables? Do we know enough about them?

What are sea vegetables

By this name we mean different kinds of algae. It can be assumed that the most popular is nori, which is involved in making sushi, but it should be borne in mind that sea vegetables are really numerous, as well as the benefits they bring to the body. They are defined by their rich composition. We can define them as plants rich in minerals, an indispensable part of the cuisine of Japan and the East in general. The antioxidants in these seafoods make them a healing superfood as well.

Health Benefits of Sea Vegetables

Sea vegetables slow down aging and are invaluable in the fight against chronic diseases. They lower cholesterol, prevent cell mutations responsible for cancer, relieve menopausal symptoms, alkalize the blood, have an anti-inflammatory effect, are a source of important minerals, detoxify the body, control the growth of pathogenic bacteria, improve heart health, balance thyroid function, help with constipation.

The most popular sea vegetables

The Most Popular Sea Vegetables

Because of the benefits many of these sea vegetables have become popular in cooking.


Nori seaweed is involved in making sushi. They are dark green or black in color. Japan, South Korea and China are the largest producers of this fast-growing seaweed, ready to harvest and eat in 45 days. They are rich in fiber, vitamins C and A, potassium, magnesium, iodine and fiber, fat and calories.


Kombu vegetables are great for soup, but they also add flavor to other dishes. They are edible algae from the brown algae family. Almost all kombu is produced in Japan. They contain iodine, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, B group vitamins, C and folic acid.


Sea Vegetables

Wakame is very close to kombu seaweed, as wakame is valuable in helping to lose weight. They are an excellent plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain fiber, calcium, magnesium and iodine.


Behind this name hides brown algae, full of vitamins and minerals. They are very useful for the prostate, pancreas and the entire digestive system.

They support the work of the thyroid gland, improve metabolism and mental activity.


These sea vegetables are also known as agar-agar. They represent algae, an alternative to gelatin. They are used in both sweet and savory dishes. They have a mild laxative effect and are also a medicinal food for constipation.

Also suitable for frequent use are arame and hijiki. Spirulina and chlorella should not be ruled out either, although they are usually available in powder or capsule form as a dietary supplement.