Ascophyllum nodosum/Knotted Wrack

Characteristic properties

  • This seaweed is high in polysaccharides
  • Alginates bind with heavy metals and can thus have a detoxifying effect
  • High in minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium
  • Also contains trace elements such as iodine and iron
  • Vegan

Areas of application

Foods

  • Powdered algae is used directly as an ingredient in nutritional supplements
  • Ascophyllum nodosum extracts are used in nutritional supplements
  • Ascophyllum(nodosum/i) alginates with the E numbers E400 – E405 are used as emulsifiers, gelling agents, coatings and thickening agents in sauces, puddings, etc.
  • Please pay attention to the iodine content
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Dennis Torbeck

Mr. Dennis Torbeck
Fon: +49  421 5239-46396
Fax: +49  421 5239-46301
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Cosmetics

  • Utilised in skincare products and thalasso therapy as a moisturising, revitalising and detoxifying ingredient
  • A favoured element in anti-ageing products
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Barbe Volbert

Ms. Barbe Volbert
Phone: +49  421 5239-46331
Fax: +49  421  5239-46376
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Veterinary/animal nutrition/animal care

  • A common application as a straight feedstuff in animal feed
  • Implemented as a supplement in animals with nutritional deficiencies
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Arne Schwoge

Mr. Arne Schwoge
Phone: +49  421 5239-46333
Fax: +49  421 5239-46375 
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Technology

  • A preferred ingredient for conditioning soil, as a fertiliser and as a plant aid in agriculture
Contact
Arne Schwoge

Mr. Arne Schwoge
Phone: +49  421 5239-46333
Fax: +49  421 5239-46375 
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Background

Knotted wrack (Ascophyllum nodosum) is a marine, macroscopic brown algae that can grow up to 1.80 metres in length. The individually arranged air bladders are a typical feature. Their brown coloring comes from fucoxanthin pigments, which cover the green chlorophyll. All parts of the algae can be used. It can be found on the coastlines of temperate regions along the coasts of the northern Atlantic Ocean.

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