Edible seaweeds of the world by Leonel Pereira

By Leonel Pereira

Seaweed is utilized in many nations for terribly diverse reasons - without delay as foodstuff, specially in sushi, as a resource of phycocolloids, extraction of compounds with antiviral, antibacterial or antitumor task and as biofertilizers. approximately 4 million hundreds seaweed are harvested each year all over the world. Of some of the species identified, lower than 20 account for ninety% of the biomass exploited commercially. This publication information 147 species of safe to eat seaweed, together with clinical identify and respective universal names, geographic place, dietary composition, makes use of and is greatly illustrated.

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In Azores (Atlantic Is, Portugal), this species is used in cooking especially for the preparation of “tortas” (Neto et al. 2005); and in Korean cuisine is used in various seasonings with sesame oil, and sometimes vinegar (Kang 1968, Bonotto 1976, Madiener 1977, Sohn 1998, Roo et al. 2007); is also eaten in Hawaii (Reed 1906, MacCaughey 1918, Levring et al. 1969). Used as food supplement or herbal medicine (Milchakova 2011), the extracts of this species have antimitotic and cytotoxic activity (Chenieux et al.

Intestinalis extensively, using it in bread by mixing with cornmeal; stuffing it and meat, after Chao frying, into bread rolls; and making it into a vegetable soup (Bangmei and Abbott 1987). In the Philippines the species is eaten raw as a salad (Zaneveld 1955, 1959), as well as in Malaysia (Sidik et al. 2012), Thailand (Lewmanomont 1978), Pakistan (Rahman 2002), Indonesia (Istini et al. 1998, Harrison 2013, Irianto and Syamdidi 2015), and Canada (Turner 1974). In Azores (Atlantic Is, Portugal), this species is used in cooking especially for the preparation of “tortas” (Neto et al.

Uses: Considered an edible species (Fleurence et al. 1995). 2 Ochrophyta – Phaeophyceae Alaria esculenta (Linnaeus) Greville (Fig. 5) Synonym: Alaria macroptera Common names: English: Daberlocks, Bladderlocks (Ohmi 1968), Edible kelp, Honeyware, Wing Kelp, Bladderlochs, Tangle, Henware (Madlener 1977), Murlins, Dabberlocks, Stringy kelp (Arasaki and Arasaki 1983), Horsetail Kelp (McConnaughey 1985), Atlantic wakame; French: Wakamé (Boisvert 1984); German: Essebarer riementang (Braune 2008); Icelandic: Figure 5.

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