Seaweeds are finding their way into the diets of many people across the globe, and it’s hard not to wonder why. When you imagine an edible plant that contains all essential nutrients in rich quantity, it is the seaweeds. According professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Maine, Mary Ellen Camire, aquatic vegetables are rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber, and vitamins. A study also found that seaweeds contain healthy vitamins ten times higher than terrestrial plants. In addition, their natural and sustainable origin makes them very safe for consumption.
Our June 6 issue of AGREEN1 noted how ecologically important seaweeds are and how they can help overturn climate change. And whether or not you are vegan, seaweeds can fit into your daily diet plan. Have you ever tried out a seaweed food?