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Botanical Name: Fucus vesiculosus
Plant Part Used: Whole
Processing Method: Drying, Grinding
This herb is an edible brown seaweed and also has many different names Black tang, Bladder fucus, Rockweed, Sea oak, Dyers fucus, Cut weed, Red fucus, and Rock wrack that belongs to the family Fucaceae. It is native to the Baltic Sea, Greenland, Azores, Northern Russia, and the Atlantic shores of Europe. Laminarans, alginic acid, and fucoidan are major active components present in Bladderwrack. Fucoxanthin is the major carotenoid that is responsible for the brownish color of this species. It is very nutritious because it is a good source of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and fatty acids. Na, k, I, Ca, and Mg are present in high concentrations. It also contains other minerals like Fe, Mn, Zn. It is a good source of antioxidants and minerals. Intake of bladderwrack is good for the heart, gut health.
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The biological source of Bladderwrack is Fucus vesiculous.
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