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Heart Health

21 July 2011

Seaweed is good for the heart

Seaweed and other "macroalgae" could rival milk products as sources of bioactive peptides.

In an article that may bring smiles to the faces of vegetarians who consume no dairy products and vegans, who consume no animal-based foods, scientists have identified seaweed as a rich new potential source of heart-healthy food ingredients. Seaweed and other "macroalgae" could rival milk products as sources of bioactive peptides, they conclude in an article in ACS's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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