Our brown seaweed powder is a light 'flour' like powder. Made from Maine's finest rockweed. Ascophyllum grows anchored to the rocks and ledges by a disc-shaped holdfast. And divides into a series of branched fronds, each interspersed with air bladders. During the cold winter months, it is a very dark green color and in the warm summer months, portions of the plant and new growth will develop a gold, brown color. Nutritional Values Ascophyllum has a full balanced complement of vitamins, minerals,amino acids, and trace elements! Traditionally used in animal feeds as a supplement. Also used for an excellent soil conditioner! Culinary Uses The main ingredient for a delicious Maine lobster/clambake! Can be used as a powder for an extra boost in your protein drinks, also teas, or make your own supplements! Latin Name Ascophyllum nodosum Be sure to learn about Maine's red seaweed, brown seaweed and green seaweed. Also, learn about seaweed nutrition - each species of seaweed holds different nutritional values.