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North Atlantic seaweed is safe to eat
Date:4/30/2013

hich increases the risk of cancer. S. fusiforme is not found in North Atlantic waters, but can be purchased in stores. S. muticum is found in North Atlantic waters.

For his own part professor Mouritsen is not nervous to harvest and eat seaweed from North Atlantic waters.

"There are many delicious, healthy and safe seaweed species in North Atlantic waters. Just stay away from old seaweed washed up on the beach and harvest only seaweed from clean waters", he adds.

Dulse is a particularly delicate seaweed, he points out, and he is supported by restaurant chefs. Through time dulse has been one of the most popular seaweed species in the parts of the western world with a tradition for eating seaweed.

"Dulse has a very appealing taste. It tastes best as dried and can be added to bread, omelets, soups and fish dishes. It can be fried and served as a crisp substitute for bacon or sprinkled over a salad", suggests professor Mouritsen.

Other interesting edible seaweed species from North Atlantic waters are:

  • Winged kelp (Alaria esculenta). Raw in salads. Roasted and granulated with fresh fruit.
  • Oarweed (Laminaria digitata). Cooked in soups.
  • Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima). Raw in salads or packed around fish.
  • Sea lettuce (Ulva sp). Raw in salads or dried and crushed into bread, dressings or omelets. Good source of iron.
  • Bladder Wrack (Fucus sp). Blanched - watch it change color from light brown to green when it hits the boiling water.


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Contact: Birgitte Svennevig
birs@sdu.dk
45-65-50-29-36
University of Southern Denmark
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