Learn more about algae with this complete nutritional chart

Algae are slowly gaining ground in the kitchen and in our food, so it is thought that they can be the food of the future. However, there is still a lot to learn about these foods that come from the sea and therefore, today we help you to know more about algae with a complete nutritional chart.

Learn more about algae with this complete nutritional chartThe nutrients of different algae

To know the nutritional contribution of different types of algae in its fresh or dried version, we leave the following table that shows the data of each of them for every 100 grams …

CALORIES HYDRATES (G) PROTEINS (G) FATS (G) FIBER (G) CALCIUM (MG) POTASSIUM (MG) IRON (MG) IODINE (UG) FOLIC ACID (UG)
RAW SEAWEED AGAR 28.8 Kcal 6.35 0.54 0.03 0.5 54 226 1.9 12553 85
DRIED AGAR SEAWEED 336 Kcal 73.18 6.21 0.3 7.7 625 1125 21.4 36000 580
SPIRULINA RAW SEAWEED 37.2 Kcal 2.42 6 0.4 0 12 217 2.79 3467 9
DRIED SPIRULINA ALGAE 391 Kcal 20.3 58.17 7.7 3.16 120 1363 28.5 36000 94
RAW KELP 47,4 Kcal 8.3 1.68 0.5 1.3 168 89 2.85 70000 180
DRIED KELP SEAWEED 246.4Kcal 49.7 7.9 0.6 5.3 680 7500 3.3 36000 180
RAW NORI SEAWEED 45.6 Kcal 4.81 5.81 0.28 0.3 70 356 1.8 1300 146
DRIED NORI SEAWEED 225 Kcal 15 30.7 1.5 44.4 430 2840 19.6 1405 146
RAW WAKAME SEAWEED 53,5 Kcal 8.65 3.03 0.65 0.5 150 50 2.2 3900 196
DRIED WAKAME SEAWEED 165.4 Kcal 10.65 12.4 2.4 47.1 660 220 11.6 2396 196

In the market we can get many more algae varieties but we have analyzed the most popular ones today.

It is clear that like all marine food, algae are an excellent source of iodine, a mineral of great importance in pregnancy and in those who have hypothyroidism, as it is involved in the functioning of the thyroid gland.

On the other hand, algae are good source of calcium, iron, potassium, folic acid and other B vitamins, vitamin E and carotenes.

Their contribution in protein, iron and calcium is especially important for vegans, who can obtain these nutrients that usually predominate in foods of animal origin.

Of course, if the kelp is desiccated all the nutrients are concentrated and in less quantity we will get more vitamins, minerals and proteins but also, more calories.

Depending on your needs and consulting this complete nutritional chart, you can choose the algae that more calcium, protein, fiber, potassium or other component offers.

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