Cladosiphon okamuranus

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Japanese "Mozuku" dish

Cladosiphon okamuranus (モズク; 水雲; 藻付; 海蘊; 海雲 mozuku?) is a type of edible seaweed in the genus Cladosiphon, naturally found in Okinawa, Japan. Most of the mozuku now is farmed by locals, and sold to processing factories. The main use of mozuku is as food, and as source of one type of sulfated polysaccharide called Fucoidan to be used in cancer treatment aid health supplements.

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