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Aonori Summary

Seeds germinate fast only to become a full grown tree in a short span of time. This action goes on forever on this beautiful earth. Hundreds of plants and trees have become an endangered species. Many are in the verge of extinction. This is the right time to take resolution to protect the plants and trees from extinction. This topic will briefly deal with Aonori seaweed. This unique seaweed belongs to the genre Monostroma and Enteromorpha. These seaweeds are exclusively found in southern areas of Japan. These plants generally grow in shallow or calm waters such as bay or estuaries.

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Health Benifits Of Aonori


These plants are also found in America and other parts of the world. For the purpose of cultivation the spores are collected on rope nets by submerging the nets in the areas where natural Monostroma grow.

Nutrients Amount Value % DV of RDA
Vitamin A Retinol Equivalent 35μg 221μgRE
Vitamin E Alpha Tocopherol 0.06mg 2.2mg
Vitamin K 0.08μg 17μg
Vitamin B1 0.02mg 0.32mg
Vitamin B2 0.04mg 0.36mg
Niacin 0.15mg 3.48mgNE
Vitamin B6 0.01mg 0.35mg
Vitamin B12 0.8μg 0.8μg
Folate 6.5μg 80μg
Pantothenic Acid 0.01mg 1.5mg
Biotin 1.84μg 17μg
Vitamin C 1mg 33mg
Sodium 85mg ~1000mg
Potassium 19.25mg 833mg
Calcium 18mg 221mg
Magnesium 32.5mg 91.8mg
Phosphorus 9.5mg 381mg
Iron 1.87mg 3.49mg
Zinc 0.07mg 3mg
Copper 0.02mg 0.24mg
Manganese 0.33mg 1.17mg
Iodine 70μg 43.8μg
Selenium 0.18μg 8.3μg
Chromium 1.03μg 10μg
Molybdenum 0.48μg 6.7μg
Total Dietary Fiber 0.96g 5.7g~
Sodium Chloride Equivalent 0.22g ~2.5g

The nets are harvested 3-4 weeks. The other common names of these weeds are green laver and blue seaweed. Japanese use these weeds lavishly in their food items. They add these in soups, tempura and sprinkle it in hot food items.

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