Cladosiphon okamuranus

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Cladosiphon okamuranus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Protista
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Ectocarpales
Family: Chordariaceae
Genus: Cladosiphon
Species: C. okamuranus
Binomial name
Cladosiphon okamuranus
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 mozuku is now farmed by locals, and sold to processing factories. The main use of mozuku is as food, and as a source of one type of sulfated polysaccharide called Fucoidan, which is used as a cancer treatment aid and health supplement.

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