I sea pasta contains 15 grams of carbohydrates per 100g, which are mainly polysaccharides; alginate, some fucoidans and lamarin. Therefore, I sea pasta gives you energy even a long time after consumption, without giving high sugar peaks.
I sea bacon contains 21,2 grams of carbohydrates per 100g, which are mainly carrageenans, agar and xylans.
The main sugar in our nutrition is glucose, which is not good for your health when you consume it in high portions. High glucose peaks in the blood lead to very high amounts of insulin released to get this glucose level down again (which is called a high glycemic index). However, if you expose your body to high glucose peaks very often, the cells producing insulin can stop functioning or the cells that have to take up glucose malfunction. Luckily, I sea pasta and I sea bacon contain no sugars at all!
However, to make sure your brain gets fuel, you do need some sugars in your nutrition. Besides plain sugar molecules (=monosaccharides), other forms of sugars are dissacharides, which are two sugar molecules bound together. These have a lower glycemic index, as it takes your body longer to break them down.
Oligosaccharides are longer chains of sugar containing 3 to 9 molecules, with an even lower glycemic index
Polysaccharides are very long chains of carbohydrates, of at least 9 molecules. These are broken down the slowest and therefore have the lowest glycemic index.
Fibres are a form of carbohydrates that is indigestible in the intestines. That means that they cannot deliver energy by take up of glucose, but they reach the intestines entirely. Once there, three things can happen:
I sea pasta is high in fibre, as it contains 30,5 grams of fibre per 100 grams dried weight, which mainly are the alginates and fucoidans. And I sea bacon is even higher in fibre, as it contains 7 grams more fibre per 100 grams dried weight than I sea pasta: 37,5 grams in total! I sea bacon mainly contains the alginates, agars and carrageenans.