In most kelp, the thallus (or body) consists of flat or leaf-like structures known as blades. Blades originate from elongated stem-like structures, the stipes. The holdfast, a root-like structure, anchors the kelp to the substrate of the ocean. Gas-filled bladders (pneumatocysts) form at the base of blades of American species, such as Nereocystis lueteana (Mert. & Post & Rupr.) and keep the kelp blades close to the surface, holding up the blades by the gas they contain.
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||180 kJ (43 kcal)|
|- Sugars||0.6 g|
|- Dietary fiber||1.3 g|
|Thiamine (vit. B1)||0.1 mg (9%)|
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)||0.2 mg (17%)|
|Niacin (vit. B3)||0.5 mg (3%)|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||0.6 mg (12%)|
|Vitamin B6||0.0 mg (0%)|
|Folate (vit. B9)||180 μg (45%)|
|Vitamin C||3.0 mg (4%)|
|Calcium||168.0 mg (17%)|
|Iron||2.8 mg (22%)|
|Magnesium||121.0 mg (34%)|
|Phosphorus||42.0 mg (6%)|
|Potassium||89 mg (2%)|
|Sodium||233 mg (16%)|
|Zinc||1.2 mg (13%)|
|Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
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