Arame Algae are Brown Algae and are used mainly by the inhabitants of the coasts of East Asia, ie Japan and China as food.
Arame algae are brown seaweed, therefore the name.
Nutrients – Vitamins, Minerals
The Arame seaweed contains many important nutrients, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
Arame Seaweed contains about 12% protein, 50% carbohydrates and not more than 1% fat, furthermore fiber!
Further contain Arame seaweed, vitamins A, as vitamin A – beta carotene, vitamin E, vitamin K, B1, B2, niacin, vitamin B6, B12, folic acid and pantothenic acid.
In addition the minerals sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and small amounts of the trace elements iron, zinc, copper and manganese.
Iodine For Thyroid
The Arame seaweed contains a lot of iodine, so they should be eaten in moderation.
The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily basis do not take more than 200μg of iodine.
No question, iodine is very important for healthy thyroid function, but as with almost everything, too much of it does more harm than good!
Since Arame Seaweed contains 60 to 80 mg iodine per 100 g of algae, the seaweed should be used only in very small amounts.
Processing and Use
Arame seaweed is mainly harvested from the Pacific Ocean in the south-western part of Japan.
The seaweed is dried and usually cut into strips before they can enter the market.
The Arame seaweed is used in soups and as an accompaniment to salads.