Also known as: sea belt or devil's apron
Habitat: generally in cold waters of intertidal pools, sometimes in subtidal areas (below the level of low tide, that is always underwater); abundant in areas of high currents, on rocks
Colour: yellow brown
- Raw: crunchy
- Cooked: melting
- Raw: iodine, sweet
- Cooked: sweet, with hazelnut flavours
Rich in minerals, calcium (8 times more than milk), iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium, and rich in vitamins (A, B1, B12, C, E, F, K, PP). It is also the richest algae in sugars.
What to eat it with:
Used as a flavour enhancer, so it can be added to a dish as a seasoning.