Technical and scientific details

Evolutionary history and the life cycle of seaweeds: Evolution: The life cycle of seaweeds. The life cycle of Porphyra. 

The nutritional content of seaweeds: Iodine and minerals. Trace elements. Energy content, fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and fiber. Vitamins. Brown algae: Fatty-acid composition. Red algae, green algae, and Spirulina:Fatty-acid composition. Polysaccharides in seaweeds—alginates, carrageenans, and agars.

Names of the algae, seaweeds, and marine plants in the book. Common English names. Brown macroalgae (Phaeophyceae). Red macroalgae (Rhodophyta). Green macroalgae (Chlorophyta). Blue-green microalgae (cyanobacteria). Eukaryotic microalgae. Marine plants.

Bibliography: Seaweeds in cooking. Seaweeds and algae. Scientific literature.

Seaweeds on the web

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Phylogenetic tree