Fiber in Seaweed

Our recommended 5 g/day serving of seaweed may provide up to 8% of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber. Eating Pacific Seamoss is a surprisingly easy way to get your daily fiber.

Edible seaweeds contain a large variety of phylum-specific dietary fiber including alginates, fucans, and laminarans from brown seaweeds (Phylum Ochrophyta, Class Phaeophyceae), galactans, agar, and carrageenans from red seaweeds (Phylum Rhodophyta), and ulvans from green seaweeds (Phylum Chlorophyta)

A modest 4 to 8 g/day serving of seaweed could provide up to 12.5% of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber.  Additionally, seaweeds contain varying amounts of protein, with some red seaweed species containing up to 26.6% proteins, so that dietary seaweeds confer the advantage of low energy density. 


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