Brown Algae, also known under the name of Wakame or “sea fern”, is cultivated in France on the Brittany coast. Native to Japan, it is popular in traditional Asian medicines, where it has been recognised for thousands of years. Rich in calcium and detoxifying, it is also consumed by the Japanese as a food.
This algae can measure up to 2 meters, a spiked stalk allows it to attach itself firmly to rocks.
Brown Algae are collected from the sea and then placed in hatcheries where they continue to grow. After a year, they are harvested for consumption or for use in cosmetic products.