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Giant kelp


Kelp diver

A large, leafy, brown seaweed from the family Lamarinariaceae, found in cold sea water. Kelp was once a major source for Potash and Iodine, but is mainly gathered today as a source for Algin. It is rich in trace minerals and vitamins.

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Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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