- Assist in weight loss.
- Gives nourishment and assists in bile production and proper digestion.
SEA MOSS (ROYAL GRACILARIA)
- Gracilaria is a genus of red algae (Rhodophyta) notable for its economic importance as an agarophyte, as well as its use as a food for humans and various species of shellfish. Various species within the genus are cultivated among Asia, South America, Africa and Oceania.
- Gracilaria is now being mainly used as a fresh or dried vegetable. It’s emerging worldwide as the superfood it is, loaded with minerals and is capable of addressing a wide range of issues and nourishing the whole family due to its capability to cleanse, replenish, remove inflammation, nourish and add energy all at the same time.
- Gracilaria is widely used as a component in the cosmetic industry in shampoos, creams, soaps, and sunscreens, as well as providing a source for nutraceutical activities.
- Gracilaria is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, active against gastrointestinal disease.
Due to glacilaria gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties, its widely used in the food industry.
- Gracilaria is rich in carrageen.
Carrageenan is a vegetarian and veg-alternative to gelatin in some applications of food processing.
- Vital minerals, called endogenous essential catalysts in humans, must be obtained from the diet because they are only synthesized in a restricted extent. It has been reported that glacilaria contain many vital minerals such as calcium, iron, silica, magnesium, iodine, balanced omegas, thiamine (VB1), riboflavin (VB2), cobalamin (VB12), folic acid, .
According to previous reports, “vitamin C” is present in very high amounts ranging from 500 mg/kg to 3000 mg/kg dry weight glacilaria.
- The primary use of Gracilaria in the food industry is as a raw material for the production of edible agar. This agar serves as a solidifying agent, and may also be eaten directly.
- It’s used as fertilizer in agriculture.
- Gracilaria contains non-digested (agar)(a gelatinous substance obtained from various kinds of red seaweed and used in biological culture media and as a thickener in foods) and digested (starch) nutritional fibers (up to 50% of dry material), a protein with a well-balanced amino acid composition (up to 20% of dry material), low fat (3%), and other minerals (including magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, iodine), vitamins (including A, C and B12), and antioxidants (altogether about 30% of dry material)
- Fresh Gracilaria contains about 85% water as well as the red pigment phycoerythrin, which serves as a food colorant, fluorescent marker, and anti-oxidant.