Sea Grapes, scientifically called Caulerpa, are a genus of seaweeds in the green algae group.
Their name no doubt comes from their physical resemblance to a beautiful, soft and succulent bunches of little grapes. There are many varieties but two are popular and edible. Seagrapes grow in the tropical and subtropical zones, on coral rubble or on rocks, in full-mineral water and strong sunlight. Each bunch is roughly 2-8cm long, with bead-like bobbles (the 'grapes') arranged on a vertical 'stem'. They are also called the vegetarian 'green caviar' from the sea. They are unique, they consist of only one cell with many nuclei, making them among the biggest single cells plant in the world.
They are a staple seafood in the Okinawan region where they grow especially during summer time.
Sea Grapes Extract (Caulerpa lentillifera) contains high contents of amino acids like Threonine, Valine, Aspartic acid, Glutamic acid, etc. Glutamic acid, proline, and Glycine act as a collagen booster. It also has an abundance of moisturizing properties, it prevents water loss and helps absorb moisture.
Sea Grapes Extract also contains unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin B2, E, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium, Selenium, Iron, Manganese, Cobalt, and other trace elements which contributing to its heavy metal chelating activity and enhancing the immune system.