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The secret health benefits of edible seaweeds - sea vegetables

N. Mangaiyarkarasi

Keywords : Sea vegetables, Nutrients, Antioxidants, Edible seaweeds

Citation Information : Mangaiyarkarasi N. The secret health benefits of edible seaweeds - sea vegetables. 2016; 5 (1):40-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-5109

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

If you thought vegetables only grew in soil on land, you\'re mistaken. Simple to cook and easy to serve in your favourite dishes, sea vegetables are plentiful, full of flavour and have a gamut of health benefits. Nutritionists and chefs around the world consider sea vegetables as pearls of the vegetable family as they add depth to cooking repertoire. Sea vegetables are neither plant nor animals but classified in a group known as ‘algae’ popularly “Seaweeds”. They commonly grow on coral reefs or in rocky landscapes and can be found in the sea. This article provides an overview of edible seaweeds.


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