Seaweeds – Edibility, Identification, Nutrition, Distribution

Seaweed is a remarkable wild food resource, offering nourishment, medicine and delicious flavour if you know what to pick and what to do with it.

Click on species below for in-depth information on identification, distribution, harvesting, cooking and recipes for individual species.

I recommend reading my Introduction to Seaweed Foraging first, which includes information on safe, legal and mindful harvesting, medicinal properties and general information on how to cook with seaweeds.

pepper dulse close upPepper dulse

Osmundea pinnatifida

 

 

 

 

 laver, nori, seaweed, foraging, edibility, identification, wild foodLaver (AKA Nori)

Porphyra spp

 

 

 

 

dulse on rockDulse

Palmaria palmata

 

 

 

 

 Sea lettuce

Ulva lactuca and Ulva rigida

 

 

 

 

seaweed underwater tubular weed

Dumont’s tubular weed

Dumontia contorta

 

 

 

 

caragheen

Carrageen & False Carrageen

Chrondus crispus

mastocarpus stellatus

 

 

 

sea spaghetti

Sea Spaghetti

Himanthalia elongata

 

 

 

 

gutweed

Gutweed

Ulva intestinalis

Ulva linza

 

 

 

Sugar Kelp

Saccharina latissima

 

 

 

 

oarweed l digitata wiki

Forest kelp & Oarweed

Laminaria digitata

Laminaria hyperborea

 

 

egg wrack close

The Wracks

Egg wrack, Spiral wrack, Tooth wrack, Bladder wrack, Channel wrack

 

 

 

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