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Those tasty weeds
- Mouritsen, Ole G.
- Journal of applied phycology 2017 v.29 no.5 pp. 2159-2164
- edible seaweed, gastronomy, macroalgae, weeds
- A short discourse is given on seaweeds as food, pointing out that with a history involving unflattering terms such as “weeds” and “wracks,” it has been an uphill battle in the Western world to enhance ordinary consumers’ interest in the culinary/dietary uses and benefits of seaweeds as everyday food. However, there are some indications that this picture is now turning. This paper points out that to further this change it is important to focus attention on the unique gastronomical potential of seaweeds as tasty foodstuff. The paper is a transcription of a dinner speech given on the occasion of the XXII International Seaweed Symposium, Copenhagen, June 19–24, 2016.