Researchers in Ireland have shown that it is possible to grow three highly nutritious kinds of seaweed through sustainable industrial-scale cultivation. They have grown Laminaria digitata (a brown seaweed “kelp”) grown “very successfully” on longlines in Roaring Water Bay, in southwestern Ireland.
A three-year Irish project to grow three valuable species of seaweed with valuable nutritional properties in an aquaculture environment has shown that sustainable industrial-scale cultivation is viable, say researchers.
Seaweed is purported to lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, fight obesity, promote healthy digestion, and tackle free radicals.
Seaweed also contains nutrients that are vital to eye health and maintaining good vision, including vitamin A and vitamin C. Learn more about food sources for other nutrients that benefit the eyes at our website.