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British pronunciation/ˈælɡiː/
American pronunciation/ˈæɫdʒi/
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plants without true roots, leaves, or stems, which grow in or near a body of water, such as seaweeds

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What is "algae"?

Algae, a type of aquatic plant, is used as a food ingredient due to its nutritional properties and versatility. It is rich in essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. Algae can be consumed in various forms, such as seaweed, spirulina, or chlorella, and is incorporated into a wide range of dishes, including salads, soups, and smoothies. Additionally, algae is often used as a natural food coloring or thickening agent in food products. Its unique flavor and health benefits make it a popular choice for individuals seeking nutrient-rich and sustainable food options.

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Sushi rolls are often wrapped in sheets of edible algae, known as nori.
The algae formed a gelatinous mass on the surface of the pond.
Seaweeds, with their diverse forms, are eukaryotic algae found in marine ecosystems.
Algae in ponds and lakes are photosynthetic and play a crucial role in aquatic ecosystems.
Unicellular algae, like Chlamydomonas, perform photosynthesis to produce energy and oxygen using chloroplasts within their single cells.
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