What is seaweed?
Seaweed is a collective name for groups of algae that live in sea or brackish water. This group of algae is subdivided into micro and macro algae. The small algae, consisting of one cell, are called microalgae. The larger algae are called marine or macro algae. There are 10,000 different types of these consisting of green, brown and red seaweed.
The Royal Kombu and Wakame that we grow are brown algae. They need only water and sunlight to grow, nutrients are provided from the water which is then converted into energy. This makes seaweed an extremely valuable and sustainable product for life both above and below water.
To withstand the continuous shocks of the waves, seaweed is both strong and flexible. The complex structure of seaweed allows it to survive along the most turbulent of coastlines.