100% "Okinawa Mozuku"

»Widely cultivated and harvested locally in Okinawa

Okinawa mozuku Mozuku is a seaweed variety that has tracitionally been a part of the local diet and is an indigenous product of the Okinawa prefecture. It is eaten in Okinawa with a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce and sugar that is known as "Sunui" in the local dialect. The seaweed itself is viscous, approximately 1.5~3.5mm in diameter, and 25~30cm in length. The majority of the mozuku available on the domestic market originates in Okinawa. It is considered an important element of the longevity Okinawa is well known for.




»Contains the highest percentage of Fucoidan

The amount of fucoidan depends on the type of brown algae and "Okinawa mozuku" contains the highest. It is about 3 times more than Mekabu(Wakame) and 6 - 17 times more than Kombu.

Table 1 - Fucoidan content in different kinds of algae

Kind of algae The amount of fucoidan (/kg dry weight)
Gagome-Kombu 40g
Ma-Kombu 15g
Mekabu (Wakame) 80g
Fucus (Bladderwrack) 70g
Ascophylium (Bladderwrack) 110g
Okinawa Mozuku 250g

(Reference: "The Science of Fucoidan the Algae" by Nobuo Yamada, published by Seizando.)
Our Fucoidan powder is extracted only from Okinawa Mozuku. FUCOIDAN Powder is so valuable and expensive that it can be extracted only 1% out of the raw materials of Okinawa Mozuku seaweed.


»Secret of Okinawa dietaly habit

Okinawa is the southernmost prefecute of Japan and consists several islands group. The island chain is called the Ryukyu Archipelago. Blessed with subtropical climate, the Okinawa islands are surrounding beautiful coral reefs, crystal-clear blue ocean and white sand beaches.
Okinawa is known as the “Islands boasting the highest longevity in Japan.” It is also where the mortality rate by cancer is the lowest in the nation.
The key elements of Okinawan cuisine are varieties of sea vegetables such as Kombu, Mozuku and Mekabu. Sea vegetables are virtually fat-free, low calorie and contain 10 to 20 times the minerals and vitamins of land vegetables. They are high in calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, iodine and sodium.

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