Updated 01 March 2013


Seaweed is a good source of selenium and iodine.

Seaweed is a good source of selenium and iodine. It has anti-cancer effects and provides soluble fibre and omega 3 fats. It promotes thyroid health.

Sometimes vegetarians develop a shortage of iodine and selenium. Seaweed can solve both these problems by adding important nutrients to the diet.

Seaweed is high in calories and is a very concentrated form of nutrition. Nori is dried and pressed into sheets and is often eaten with sushi. As little as 25g per week will top up iodine levels sufficiently.

Calories 136
Fibre 44,4g
Iron 19,6mg
Iodine 1470mcg
Per 100g

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