Fucus – Fucus vesiculosus et Fucus serratus

 

Fucus vesiculosus and Fucus serratus are commonly known as bladderwrack or kelp. They belong to the brown algae family and grow up to 1m long.
These algae colonize rocks on the foreshore in sheltered and restless areas.

They are harvested throughout the year in the northern part of Brittany, France.

icone lait

10 times more calcium than in cow’s milk

icone carotte

1.5 times more beta-carotene than in carrot

icone pruneau

6 times more dietary fiber than in prune

icone chocolat

5 times more magnesium than in dark chocolate

icone banane

9 times more potassium than in bananas

icone epinards

4 times more iron than in spinach

Fucus, functional and health properties

 

Fucus contains soluble fibers which promotes the feeling of fullness.
Moreover, fucoidans of Fucus vesiculosus have many interests in metabolisms of coagulation, lipolysis and liver protection as well as antioxidant properties.

 

How to use Fucus?

 

Flavor enhancer, Fucus can be used both raw and cooked in salads or broths.

 

Organoleptic properties

Icone peinture

Light to dark brown becoming green with cooking

Icone bouche

Taste of sea not strong

Icone texture

Crunchy with chew

Icone forme produit

Flakes and powder

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