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Seaweed Information: traditions, characteristics and uses

The Many Faces of Sea Lettuce

Fish & seaweed dish by Chef Joe Baugh, Jersey UK. Sea Lettuce is common around the world and grows well in many different climates. It has many faces meaning that  it grows naturally in a variety of shapes (ribbons, tuffs or sheets) , can be flat or ruffled, fairly thick or translucent, in a range of…
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Eating Seaweed, Why?

Seaweeds were the first plants on earth & the very foundation of the food chain. They have played an important role from the very beginning of life on earth.

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Karengo, Nori & Laver – Same Plant, Different Traditional Uses

wild nori on the rocks Thanks to the popularity of sushi, we have learnt to appreciate nori, a thin purple-green seaweed that has made its way into our diet mostly thru the roasted & glazed sheets that are widely available as a ‘healthy’ food in a variety of food outlets. Little do we know and…
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Which Seaweed should I eat ?

Best seaweed to buy / which one you should eat depends on a few factors: the culinary application, the sensory experience and also the nutritional needs.

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Bladderwrack – Traditional Uses

Historically, the Romans  used Bladderwrack to soothe join pains and later it's been used to treat tuberculosis. Bladderwrack has been an herbal remedy and a culinary element in various cultures for centuries. It has long been recognised for its nourishing, anti-inflammatory, laxative & diuretic effects on the body. The iodine content is substantial (although less than in kelp), in…
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BLADDERWRACK – New Reasearch

Bladderwrack is a very common sight along the Eastern seaboard of the North American continent. Its name reflects a distinctive physical feature for this seaweed: the air bladders that suspend it in the water and allow it to float.  It is one of the most abundant Brown Seaweed from the northern Hemisphere, and is often called 'Fucus'.…
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DULSE – Nutrition and Wellness

Dulse for sale at markets in New-Brunswick, Canada Dulse's benefits in nutrition & wellness properties have been relied upon for centuries in Europe and East Coast North America. It is to the Irish people what nori is to the Japanese. Its scientific name "Palmaria" refers to its hand-like or fan-like shape. Dulse is usually harvested…
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SEAWEED – Physiology & Chemistry

Seaweed and their environment Growing in a different medium/realm, they have a unique physiology & chemistry. Seaweed descriptions also use a different set of words to describe them. Seaweeds are the most ancient plants on earth; algae are the source of much of Earth's oxygen. Algae are also very important ecologically because they are the beginning of…
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