Fucus – Fucus vesiculosus et Fucus serratus
Fucus vesiculosus and Fucus serratus are commonly known as bladderwrack or kelp. They belong to the brown algae family and grow up to 1m long.
These algae colonize rocks on the foreshore in sheltered and restless areas.
They are harvested throughout the year in the northern part of Brittany, France.
10 times more calcium than in cow’s milk
1.5 times more beta-carotene than in carrot
6 times more dietary fiber than in prune
5 times more magnesium than in dark chocolate
9 times more potassium than in bananas
4 times more iron than in spinach
Fucus, functional and health properties
Fucus contains soluble fibers which promotes the feeling of fullness.
Moreover, fucoidans of Fucus vesiculosus have many interests in metabolisms of coagulation, lipolysis and liver protection as well as antioxidant properties.
How to use Fucus?
Flavor enhancer, Fucus can be used both raw and cooked in salads or broths.
Light to dark brown becoming green with cooking
Taste of sea not strong
Crunchy with chew
Flakes and powder