Sargassum (Japanese name: Akamoku) is a sea superfood.
Seaweed is one of the traditional foods eaten in Japan. Sargassum has also been eaten in some parts of Japan since ancient times.
Sargassum are tropical and sub-tropical brown macroalgae (seaweed) of shallow marine meadow. These are nutritious and rich source of bioactive compounds such as vitamins, carotenoids, dietary fibers, proteins, and minerals. Also, many biologically active compounds like terpenoids, flavonoids, sterols, sulfated polysaccharides, polyphenols, sargaquinoic acids, sargachromenol, pheophytine.