Health Benefits of Kelp - Kelp is an excellent mineral supplement. Everyone today is low in minerals, due to modern agricultural methods, depleted soils, food processing, weak digestion, and perhaps other reasons. Kelp is well-known as an excellent source of most of the important trace minerals.
(Blue) Greens: Explore the World of Edible Seaweed and Sea Vegetables: a Way of Eating for Your Health and the Pla... (Hardcover)
A member of the algae family, edible seaweed typically comes in three varieties: brown, red and green. The most commonly eaten (and researched) are the brown varieties such as kelp and wakame, followed by red seaweed, which like nori, which is what most sushi chefs use.