Mountain Rose Herbs

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Sea Lettuce Flakes

  • Ulva lactuca
  • Origin: USA
Sea Lettuce Flakes

Common Name

Standardized: sea lettuce

Botanical Name

Ulva lactuca L.
Plant Family: Ulvaceae

Overview

Introduction

Sea lettuce is a bright green algae composed of lobed, ruffled edged leaves that are sheet like and do resemble a leaf of lettuce. It has almost no stalk at point of attachment and no true roots.

Parts Used

The whole plants, which consists almost entirely of leaves.

Typical Preparations

Added to soups and stocks, or used in salads.

Summary

One of the most familiar of shallow salt water seaweeds, sea lettuce is a favorite among manatees and humans alike and can even be used as an ingredient in ice cream. It is very high in iron, protein, iodine, manganese, and nickel.

Precautions

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.