Kelp - Morphology

Morphology

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.

Kelp (raw)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 180 kJ (43 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.6 g
- Sugars 0.6 g
- Dietary fiber 1.3 g
Fat 0.6 g
Protein 1.7 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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Morphology

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