What is Seaweed?
Seaweeds are large algaes that grow in the sea. They are plants, although they lack true stems, roots and leaves. Seaweeds, however, have a blade that is leaflike a stipe that is stemlike and a holdfast that resembles a root. Seaweeds anchor themselves to solid objects by this holdfast.
Seaweed plants live and flourish by absorbing sunlight and nutrients so plentiful in the sea. Seaweeds capture energy in the form of sunlight and convert it to chemical energy. This process is called photosynthesis.
We know seaweed as kombu, nori, dulse and sea vegetables.