Seaweed has been providing a nutrient rich food to all sea coast cultures for thousands of years. If you live near the ocean, you have seaweed nearby. One important nutrient in seaweed is iodine which you need for healthy thyroid function. Vast parts of the country grow food in iodine poor soil so this natural source of iodine is very important. The mineral content of sea water closely matches the mineral content of our blood, making it a perfect supplement. Seaweed is also high in calcium, fiber, B12 and other vitamins. Seaweed comes in different forms, colors, and sizes. It is usually processed in some way to make it usable. Find out more about unique seaweeds: agar agar, dulse, hijiki, kelp, kombu, nori.