How the Eucheuma Seaweed looks like? what are the benefits?

Update: 1/3/2013

In Asia, Chinese and Japanese have a long history to take seaweed and algae as the herbs of the sea, it is widely used as food and medicine, and we pay much attention to nutrition and health care recently.

Eucheuma Seaweed is significance for human health and function greatly, it can be found widely in Malaysia, Vietnam. The popular sources for carrageenan can be obtained from Eucheuma Seaweed.
It is merely soluble in water which need be at only such temperature as to dissolve the carrageenan composition, extract the active materials for industrial usage, and with great consumption of seaweed for people's living standard has improved and pursued for health foods and health care purposes. 

Seaweed is natural medicines and disease curing effects on human bodies since thousand of years ago. As there are various types of seaweed in the market now.
For Industrial usage:
It can be used as raw material carrageen industry. The most important substance called carrageenan also commonly known as seaweed flour.
It can be used as emulsifier, stabilizer agent, gel agent for food industry such as this substance is used in the manufacture cream, chocolates, custards, cake topping and fillings, milk shakes, yogurts, dessert gel, canned foods, fish gel, sauces, and many others.
It can be used as water based paints, toothpastes, lotions, shampoos, several pharmaceutical products.

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