Fucus is primarily a brown and dark olive algae. The fucus has frond-like thalli divided into several ribbons, which can measure up to 100 centimeters long by 2 wide, flexible and resistant. The fucus has the particularity of having vesicles filled with gas on these thalli, which allows it to float and above all to capture light. It is appropriate to specify that the fucus in its natural state does not have a very pleasant smell and a very bad taste.
Wrack is generally found in the North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the English Channel, but also in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean and in the Baltic Sea. This algae can grow on rocks as well as on sandy soil, but not more than five meters deep. Fucus is found in Brittany, very well known to swimmers. Fucus is above all a monoecious plant, so the particularity is that it has separate male and female reproductive cells, but present on the same algae.
Fucus its composition
Fucus contains many compounds that make it particularly interesting, many vitamins, with vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 as well as vitamin C. Fucus also contains fibers which are not not assimilated by the body, such as polysaccharides including alginate. Fucus is also rich in trace elements and minerals with copper, as well as chromium, zinc and selenium, manganese, and also iron and iodine.
Fucus and its medicinal properties
The fucus, despite its taste can be appealing, is one of the most remarkable foods in the search for weight loss. First of all, the fucus is an appetite suppressant, once ingested, it increases its volume in the stomach bringing an incredible feeling of satiety. In addition, fucus allows slimming food programs to provide the necessary vitamins and minerals, which avoids common fatigue during diets, to stimulate the body and its immune defenses, so it is ideal for managing overweight problems. The fucus restores the intestinal transit, thanks to a daily consumption and can even in the cases of constipation, be a laxative of the most delicate. With its high iodine content, fucus stimulates secretions related to thyroid hormones, and thus stabilizes the metabolism.
Fucus other uses
Did you know that fucus is an excellent fertilizer, one of the most coveted by organic farming and widely used in English-speaking countries. The Japanese have incorporated it into their staple diet, as have all vegetarians. Fucus is often associated with livestock feed.
Fucus helps to heal
Overweight, appetite suppressant, stimulant, asthenia or fatigue, constipation, thyroid.