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Uses and Compounds

Item Species: Fucus vesiculosus Linnaeus

Use

Type of use

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Direct use as food - food, consumed whole

traditional, current, potential 

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Contains: magnesium; protein; retinol and derivatives (vitamin A).

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

potential 

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Contains: ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

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

 

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Health, cosmetics, thalasotherapy, wellness & folk medicine - weight loss

current 

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Provide biological, medical and pharmacological activity - antibiotic

potential 

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Contains: squalene.

Provide biological, medical and pharmacological activity - antimicrobial

potential 

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Provide biological, medical and pharmacological activity - goitre, treatment of

traditional 

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Source of hydrocolloids - source of alginate

 

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Contains: alginates/alginic acids; fucose.

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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Terrestrial plant and animal production - fertiliser

current, potential 

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

 

 

 

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