Story: Seaweed

Seaweed products

Seaweed products

Rich in minerals and nutrients, kelp has been eaten for centuries, and today it is considered a healthy supplement to food. A number of New Zealand companies have begun making a range of edible and non-edible products that contain kelp (usually giant kelp). Shown here are soaps, some dried flakes known as kelp pepper and used as a condiment, and supplements (foreground).

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seaweed - Modern uses and future prospects', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006