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Best Seaweed Snacks and Benefits

These Seaweed Snacks Will Satisfy Your Sweet, Salty, or Savory Cravings

Best Seaweed Snacks and Benefits

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Eating clean usually correlates with eating green — or red, purple, and sometimes brown, as the trendy snack of 2023 continues to take over the superfoods department. Seaweed, or macroalgae, referring to thousands of species of marine algae, has been growing in popularity among millennials and Generation X all over the globe, according to recent Pinterest data. Filled with nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, seaweed provides a multitude of health benefits, according to a study published in the journal Marine Drugs. The study also found that antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antidiabetic properties are attributed to the primary compounds found in seaweed.

Seaweed has been a staple of human diets in China, Japan, and Korea since prehistoric times, according to The Seaweed Site. And today, seaweed has become a popular food item all around the world. Of course, it's tasty in your go-to sushi order, but it can also be dried and turned into a crispy, slightly salty, and delicious snack. Ahead, find eight seaweed snacks to add to your kitchen pantry.

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