The Benefits of Kelp Farming for the Economy

The new and rapidly growing popularity surrounding kale is taking places like Maine and even points across the country by storm. As the video above highlights, the benefits of this often overlooked marine plant are surprising and many. And for those who are involved in the kelp farm industry, the benefits of farming kelp are proving profitable too.

The Benefits of Seaweed

Kelp, a.k.a. seaweed, is now known to be more than that strange feeling stuff that wraps around your ankles under the water when walking along the beach.

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Kelp is also good for the environment. When it comes to CO2 absorption, kelp is like a sponge. And yes, if you were wondering, this is also a great adversary in the fight against climate change.

On the nutritional and health front, kelp offers a wide range of benefits. That includes being an excellent source of calcium and protein to reducing blood pressure and helping with digestive issues, among other health benefits. That may also help to explain the growing popularity of this amazing marine plant.

The Kelp Boom

All of this also means that those working with or invested in kelp farm endeavors may very well be set up for a financial windfall of sorts. If supply and demand continue, this could eventually spell everything from more jobs to economic support. Kelp – good for the environment, good for our health, and the economy too.

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