What Is Kelp Extract (Laminaria japonica)?
If you’re a fan of Japanese cooking, you’ve probably eaten kelp. Although sometimes used as a synonym for seaweed, kelp refers to brown algae from the Laminariaceae family. Kelp is rich in umami; the fifth lesser known taste alongside sweet, sour, bitter, and salty. Umami gives food a savory or meaty flavor.
Kelp Extract (Laminaria japonica) Benefits †
Seaweed contains ten times as many minerals as plants grown in soil. People who eat seaweed seldom have mineral deficiencies. Kelp extract is also rich in iodine and may help contribute to healthy, younger-looking skin. Kelp has an impressive nutritional profile. Besides iodine and iron, kelp is a rich source of Vitamin K, Calcium, Folate and Magnesium.
- Supports Thyroid function and is rich in iodine
- Diabetes Control
- Prevention of Anemia
- Benefits the cardiovascular system
- Promotes healthy skin