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Uses and Compounds

Item Species: Laminaria hyperborea (Gunnerus) Foslie

Use

Type of use

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Direct industrial applications - removal of heavy metals

current 

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Direct medicinal applications - gynaecology/obstetrics

traditional 

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Health, cosmetics, thalasotherapy, wellness & folk medicine - mineral supplement

potential 

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Contains: ascorbic acid (vitamin C); iodine.

Source of hydrocolloids - source of alginate

traditional, current 

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Contains: alginates/alginic acids.

Source of hydrocolloids - source of laminaran

potential 

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Contains: laminarins/laminarans.

Source of organic chemicals excluding hydrocolloids - source of polyols

 

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Contains: mannitol.

Terrestrial plant and animal production - animal feed (additive)

current, potential 

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Contains: ash; carbohydrates; fibre; lipids; protein; water.

Terrestrial plant and animal production - animal feed (direct)

current 

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Contains: ascorbic acid (vitamin C); calcium; carbohydrates; cobalamin (vitamin B12); iodine; iron; laminarins/laminarans; magnesium; manganese; mannitol; niacin (vitamin B3); protein; riboflavin (vitamin B2); saturated fatty acid; sodium; thiamin (vitamin B1).

Terrestrial plant and animal production - fertiliser

potential 

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Contains: ash; copper; iron; manganese; nitrogen; organic matter; zinc.

 

 

 

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