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Uses and Compounds

Item Species: Macrocystis pyrifera (Linnaeus) C.Agardh

Use

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Direct use as food - additive, ground whole tissue

potential 

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

current 

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Health, cosmetics, thalasotherapy, wellness & folk medicine - unspecified health food

 

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Provide biological, medical and pharmacological activity - reduction of anaemia in pregnancy

current 

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Source of hydrocolloids - source of alginate

traditional, current, potential 

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Contains: alginates/alginic acids.

Source of inorganic chemicals and other compounds - source of potash

 

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Terrestrial plant and animal production - animal feed (direct)

current 

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Terrestrial plant and animal production - fertiliser

current 

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Unspecified as usable source of chemicals/compounds - Unspecified

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