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What sort of nutrition does seaweed provide?

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Ten grams of wakame seaweed contain essentially no fat, and four calories. It has no cholesterol and 87 milligrams of sodium. It has no dietary fiber, and small amounts of sugar and protein. It has one gram of total carbohydrate.

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Wakame does have 18.8 milligrams of the healthful omega-3 fatty acids and 1 milligram of omega-6 fatty acids. It has 36 international units of vitamin A and 0.3 milligrams of vitamin C. It also has tiny amounts of vitamin K, niacin, folate and pantothenic acid. It has 1.4 milligrams of choline, another B vitamin.

Wakame also has 15 milligrams of calcium, 0.2. milligrams of iron, 10.7 milligrams of magnesium and 8 milligrams of phosphorus. It has an impressive 87.2 milligrams of sodium and 5 milligrams of potassium. It has trace amounts of selenium and 0.1 milligram of manganese.

Wakame is a type of sweet-and-salty tasting seaweed used in salads and soups and farmed off the coasts of Japan.

Three grams of kombu seaweed contain 5 calories, all of them from carbohydrates. It has 1 gram of dietary fiber and no sugars. It has no fat nor fatty acids. It has no proteins. It has no vitamin C or vitamin A, and the values for other vitamins have not been determined. Kombu does have 20 milligrams of calcium and 90 milligrams of sodium. Like wakame, it has no cholesterol, and the values of phytosterols have not been determined. Kombe is a seaweed used to make dashi, or soup stock.

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