Seaweed is gaining attention for its numerous benefits. As a food, it’s a rich source of nutrients, rich in protein, naturally anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and a great prebiotic.
Seaweed doesn’t require farmland and has the potential to curb methane emissions by adding it to cow feed. It can also act as a carbon sink. As a fertilizer, it can boost plant growth. It is also useful as a clean substitute for plastic.
It also has medicinal properties. Scientists in China have used it to develop a drug to treat Alzheimer’s. Other scientists believe that it can inhibit cancer.