Bromine, Bromide, Bromate; Does it Matter If It’s in Seaweed? | Maine Coast Sea Vegetables

Bromine, Bromide, Bromate; Does it Matter If It’s in Seaweed?

Seaweed elements
Customers sometimes ask about the bromine (or bromide) found in seaweed. Maybe they know that since bromine is the seventh most abundant mineral in seawater, all seafood, including sea vegetables, contains some form of it.  Scientists know of over 1,690 naturally occurring organobromine compounds in marine plants and animals.  One group of these, known as bromophenols, help give shrimp and other seafood its “ocean flavor”.