Is a seaweed extract the next big step for food production?
Seaweed has long been hailed as a nutritional superfood, and now organizations in Europe are looking into the possibility of using extracts from the plant to deliver seaweed benefits to more people's food. Seaweed is of particular interest because it is both extremely healthy and environmentally friendly, so leaders in the food industry are eager to incorporate it into more of the population's diets.
"[Sea vegetables] have a really unique ability to concentrate minerals from the ocean water," Sarah Redmond, an agent with Maine Sea Grant, told New Hampshire Public Radio. "They're an extremely mineral-rich food. One especially important mineral they can concentrate is iodine. It's something we tend to not get enough of if we don't eat a lot of seafood. That's a very important piece of the nutritional story. And sea vegetables are very high in all types of vitamins and minerals and unique bio-compounds."
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