Health News: Seaweed: An Alternative Protein Source

Irish agriculture and food development authority researchers are looking to seaweed for proteins with health benefits for use as functional foods. Historically, edible seaweeds were consumed by coastal communities across the world. Today seaweed is a staple in many countries, particularly in Asia. In addition to its use as a protein source, the researchers have found that some of these seaweed proteins may have health benefits beyond those of basic human nutrition for use in functional foods.