A new industry involving seaweed production is taking shape in the Shoalhaven.
Phyco Health Founder Dr. Pia Winberg has spent the past 25 years studying the benefits of seaweed including human nutrition and health.
A pilot farm is also situated at Bomaderry where it's grown in giant 50 metre pools.
Dr. Winberg says there are enormous health benefits associated with its use.
Seaweed contains Iodine, iron and Vitamin B12 and contains all the essential amino acids.
It also helps with gut health, improving cholesterol levels and inflammation.
Dr. Winberg says they're aldo conducting research on wound healing.
IMAGE CREDIT: Phyco Health