Large-sized seaweed, it can live up to 10 years at a depth of 15 meters in rocky areas, with waves and open sea, making it very difficult to harvest. Still, it is the most consumed algae worldwide.
It has a meaty consistency and is used in cooking to give flavor, soften and make the food much more digestible due to the glutamic acid.
It stands out in its content of magnesium, calcium, and iodine that help the muscles, central nervous system, and thyroid. Its alginic acid has preventive effects against contamination. Anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory, it regulates weight and blood pressure and therefore helps prevent cardiovascular disorders.