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Nutritional value of edible seaweeds.

Authors
  • MacArtain, Paul
  • Gill, Christopher I R
  • Brooks, Mariel
  • Campbell, Ross
  • Rowland, Ian R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nutrition reviews
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
65
Issue
12 Pt 1
Pages
535–543
Identifiers
PMID: 18236692
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article presents information on the nutritional aspects of seaweeds in terms of fiber, mineral content, fats and lipids, vitamin contents, and components that have a confirmed and investigated nutritional effect. The nutrient levels of seaweeds are also shown in comparison to currently applicable reference nutrient intakes or guideline daily amounts of nutrients and are contrasted with terrestrial foodstuffs with respect to selected nutrients. For the purpose of comparison, a sample serving size of 8 g dry weight of seaweed is used to illustrate the potential contribution of seaweeds to the diet.

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