Salad of the sea

When it comes to healthy eating the Japanese are well ahead of the game because for centuries they’ve known what we are just only beginning to discover, the health benefits of eating seaweed.

Lecturer in marine biology and ecology at Deakin University in Warrnambool Alecia Bellgrove used crowd-funding to fund her research into the nutritional and taste aspects of local seaweeds compared to their traditional Japanese counterparts.

Dr Bellgrove says the local seaweeds got the big thumbs up, but there’s more work to be done on environmental impacts of harvesting, and how they could be incorporated into foods.

 

Photo: Image: Scientists have found seaweed to be high in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA making it a good alternative for vegans. (Flickr: Jeff Kubina)

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