The consumption of Seaweed creates conditions for better and more generalised health promotion and disease prevention. Seaweed is consumed due to its nutritional value, aroma, colour and texture.
Seaweed is a natural source of essential minerals. Many contain a significant amount of proteins (17% in average), vitamins and minerals, such as iodine (I), iron (F), potassium (K), calcium (Ca) and sodium (Na), essential for human health. In addition, Seaweed have a low energy value, containing no fats or added sugar.