The main seaweed foods in Japan

  title={The main seaweed foods in Japan},
  author={Kazutosi Nisizawa and Hiroyuki Noda and Ryo Kikuchi and Tadaharu Watanabe},
The ancient inhabitants of the Japanese archipelago seem to have eaten seaweeds. In fact, remains of marine algae such as Eisenia and Sargassum are often found mixed with shells and fish bones in relics of aborigines of the Jomon-pattern (BC 300–6000) and Yayoi-pattern eras (BC 300–AD 400) in Japanese prehistory. 

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