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The Algae Index: A guide to Edible Seaweeds on the Maine Coast

There are over 250 species of sea vegetable (marine macroalgae or seaweed) in the Gulf of Maine. While most are technically edible, only 11 are commercially harvested; these include reddish-purple dulse (Palmaria palmata); long, golden-brown kelp (Saccharina latissima, Laminaria digitata, and Alaria esculenta); thin green sea lettuce Continue reading The Algae Index: A guide to Edible Seaweeds on the Maine Coast

Carageenan from Chondrus crispus: A Cancer-Causing Ingredient Sitting in Your Fridge

Attention all only-organic eaters: I’d like to have your attention in particular as you might have read this title and thought, “I bet whatever ingredient it is isn’t in my fridge! I’m the healthiest eater I know!”… Continue reading Carageenan from Chondrus crispus: A Cancer-Causing Ingredient Sitting in Your Fridge