- Latin Name: Undaria pinnatifida
- CAS No.: 223751-81-3
- Active Ingredient: Fucoxanthine
- Specifications: 10%
- Test Method: UV-VIS
- Plant of origin: Undaria pinnatifida
- Part used: Thallus
- Appearance: Fine light yellow powder
Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) is a marine algae native to the Japanese seas, very similar to Kombu, a term used to indicate the edible algae belonging to the genus Laminaria (Laminaria japonica) together with which it represents a fundamental food resource for the economy of nations of Southeast Asia. This brown alga is very florid in deep waters from 6 to 12 meters and populates mainly the rocky bottoms, where it can grow up to thirty centimeters. Wakame prefers temperatures between 5 and 18 ° C and, conversely, stop thriving when the water exceeds 25 ° C.
Wakame algae contain an excellent amount of proteins and essential amino acids such that it is an ideal element for those who follow the principles of a vegetarian, vegan or macrobiotic diet. This can be considered mainly as a natural tonic capable of providing all the various nutrients necessary for our body, fighting fatigue, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, reduced concentration, fragility of nails and hair and weakness.