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Sea Kelp Analysis

Sea Pet Kelp

Typical Analysis

General Properties

The seaweed Ascophyllum nodosum is harvested, machine dried, and sized.  It is dark green in color with a light salty flavor.

Particle Size

Standard:        14 mesh

Components (%)                                                           Carbohydrates (%)

Protein                            5.7                                          Alginic acid                   26.7

Fat                                   2.6                                          Laminarin                        9.3

Fiber                               7.0                                          Mannitol                           4.2

Moisture                       10.7                                         Methylpentosans           7.0

Ash                                15.4                                         Other sugars                 11.4

Carbohydrates             58.6

 

 

Vitamins (mg/kg)

Ascorbic acid (C)                                  500 – 2000

Tocopherols (E)                                    150 – 300

Carotene (A)                                           30 – 60

Ba                                                             15 – 50

Niacin                                                     10 – 30

Vitamin K                                                10

Riboflavin                                             5 – 10

Ni                                                           2 – 5

V                                                           1.5 – 3

Thiamin                                                1 – 5

Folic acid                                              0.1 – 0.5

Folinic acid                                            0.1 – 0.5

Biotin                                                      0.1 – 0.4

Vitamin B12                                             0.004

 

 

 

 

Minerals and Elements (%)                                Amino Acids

(as gms of amino acid nitrogen / 100

Aluminum                     .193                                          gms of protein nitrogen)

Antimony                      .00014

Barium                         .00128                                      Alanine                                     5.0

Boron                           .0194                                        Arginine                                    11.8

Calcium                        1.904                                        Aspartic acid                            8.7

Chlorine                        3.68                                          Glutamic acid                           5.3

Cobalt                           .00123                                      Glycine                                      5.7

Copper                         .00064                                      Leucine                                      8.7

Fluorine                        .03265                                      Lysine                                        4.1

Germanium                   .00001                                      Serine                                       3.3

Gold                             .00001                                      Threonine                                 2.7

Iodine                           .0624                                        Tyrosine                                   0.5

Iron                              .08956                                      Valine + Methionine                  14.0

Lantanum                     .00001

Lead                             .00001

Lithium                         .00001

Magnesium                   .213

Manganese                   .1235

Mercury                       .00019

Molybdenum                 .00159

Nickel                           .0035

Nitrogen                       .0624

Phosphorus                   .211

Potassium                     1.28

Rubidium                      .00001

Selenium                       .00004

Silicon                           .1642

Sodium                         4.18

Sulfur                             1.564

Strontium                      .07488

Thallium                        .00029

Tin                                 .00001

Titanium                       .00001

Tungsten                       .00003

Vanadium                     .00053

Zinc                              .00352

 

Trace or Undeclared Amounts:

Beryllium, Bromine, Bismuth, Cadmium, Carbon, Cesium, Cerium, Chromium, Gallium, Hydrogen, Indium, Iridium, Niobium, Osmium, Oxygen, Palladium, Platinum, Radium, Rhodium, Silver, Tellurium, Thorium, Uranium, Zirconium

 

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