Fucus vesiculosus is a brown seaweed that clings to rocks, growing to lengths that can reach 1 meter. It is most present to the cold waters of the Atlantic (French) and Pacific Oceans (Japanese). It’s named Japanese. Not only because of its provenance but because this type of seaweed is largely consumed by Japanese population. This type of seaweed has been linked to Japanese longevity and lifespan. Then, it was introduced to western countries as an edible plant to treat thyroid diseases.
Anatomē’s seaweed comes from the coast of the Brittany region of north-western France. The fresh plants are harvested whole all year long. After harvesting they are dried and ground. The seaweed powder is extracted in France and used to produce a seaweed absolute with characteristic iodized marine notes.