Seaweed – A valuable food source

Seaweed (also known as seagrass, kelp), not only adorns the ocean more beautiful, but also provides us with a high-value food, both from a culinary and nutritional perspective. Seaweed can live in both saltwater and brackish water environments. They grow on coral reefs or on cliffs, and can even grow in deep water provided that there is sunlight for photosynthesis. Seaweeds are not plants or animals, they are classified as algae.

Analyzing the nutritional value of seaweed, it was found that the vitamin A content in seaweed is 2-3 times higher than that of carrots, the calcium content is 3 times higher than that of cow’s milk, and vitamin B2 is twice as high. 4 times in eggs… Modern medical research shows that seaweed also contains the following nutrients:

Vitamin C in seaweed is an essential nutrient for cell metabolism, promotes the formation of collagen in the body, promotes wound healing and has the effect of preventing bleeding gums.

– IIodine is an essential mineral for the thyroid gland, found in seaweed. Iodine deficiency will cause goiter.

– Vitamin B2 in seaweed has the effect of participating in transmission in the body’s oxidation process. If the body lacks vitamin B2 for a long time, it will cause metabolic disorders of cells.

– Fatty acids in seaweed have the effect of promoting the body to eliminate cholesterol, controlling cholesterol in the blood, thereby preventing high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. In addition, seaweed also contains DHA, calcium and a number of other nutrients necessary for health.

Through research and clinical experiments, medical experts found that seaweed has the effect of tonic blood, good for the heart, kidneys, circulatory system, excretory system and sexual organs. Seaweed strengthens blood vessels and cell tissues, helping to regulate activities between systems in the body. The important ingredient in seaweed is fertile clement – it has the effect of regulating blood circulation, eliminating toxins, and eliminating wastes in the body. In seaweed contains polysaccharide, which has the effect of absorbing cholesterol excreted from the body, keeping the cholesterol content in the blood maintained at a balanced level.

Many scientific studies in recent times have also confirmed that seaweed has anti-virus and cancer-preventing effects. Medical experts have discovered that the blood of cancer patients is acidic, while seaweed is an alkaline food containing a lot of calcium, so it has the effect of regulating and balancing acidity. and alkaline in the blood. The cellulose found in seaweed stimulates intestinal contractions, accelerates excretion, lowers the concentration of carcinogenic substances in the intestinal tract, thereby reducing colon cancer and cancer. rectal.

From the perspective of modern medicine, seaweed is a food often used in combination in the menu for obese people, people with diabetes, people with high blood pressure and people with hypothyroidism.

(According to Tuoi Tre Newspaper)

Recently, Sa Giang Import-Export Joint Stock Company has researched to include seaweed in the Company’s traditional products such as Seaweed Pho for the purpose of diversifying the Company’s products. In addition, the above products not only ensure food safety and hygiene, are delicious, but also take advantage of the functions of seaweed to better serve the health of consumers.

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