Alaria esculenta can be used for a variety of purposes from human consumption and alginate production to fodder and bodycare products. It is rapidly gaining popularity in the natural foods market. It is used for anti-aging body creams, foot creams, bath soaks, body and face masks, body polish, UV-protecting facial moisturizers, self-tanning lotions, lip balm, day- and night-creams, and nutritional supplements to name a few. It is high in calcium, Vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, K, iodine, and bromine, and also contains Vitamin C, nitrogen, boron, radium, rubidium, cadmium, cobalt, nickel, and trace elements. It is rich in sugars, proteins, vitamins and other trace metals and contains up to 42% alginic acid.

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