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When I was a child, I used to eat Laverbread, a traditional Welsh delicacy, edible seaweed. It's delicious, so I was I was intrigued to see this headline seaweed farmers with high hopes for their harvest.

They are looking at using see seen in a number of ways, animal feed, cosmetics and even packaging material.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-57996627

Have you eaten seaweed, or used in any other way ?

beccatavender
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE2 months ago

beccatavender I've had an edible seaweed which I forget the name of ...it wasn't cheap -had it from a neighbour as a treat and also have collected and used as garden improver (washed off salt first).

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

I like seaweed it's often an ingredient used in Asian cuisine.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 months ago

I've had seaweed in soup and in a face mask, I know they use it for dye. But it's amazing how many uses it could be used for.

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

ACR North Ronaldsay lamb certainly has a unique flavour and worth trying if you are in the area. The sheep themselves are not very big not growing much above 15 - 16 inches.

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ACR
ACR2 months ago

I've been lucky enough to visit North Ronaldsay, as part of a trip to Orkney. I saw the sheep when I went for a walk along the beach 🐏

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Pjran
Pjran2 months ago

id read it was good to compost, to mix with your normal composting waste. it didn’t rot down very well so have never tried again.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

It is used traditionally by many to forecast the weather from elsewhere: The tradition is to hang dried seaweed outside with a nail. If the seaweed stays dry the weather will be sunny and dry. If the seaweed is wet and flexible, as if it had just been from the ocean, then rain is coming. ... It turns out that moisture in the air can be a decent indicator of rain.

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dawarwick
dawarwick2 months ago

Bladderwrack can be eaten and tastes like salty fish if that’s your thang

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

Omg, beccatavender, you actually like laverbread?!

Once I've tried it and that was enough.

I think that it's usually served with cockles.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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2 months ago

My Mum used to serve it with bacon, I haven't eaten it for years. It just reminds me of being a kid 😊

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G0501
G05012 months ago

I used to harvest seaweed as a kid for pocket money. Hard work for very little money but something to do for me and my brother on low tide days during the summer holidays. I've eaten some seaweed in dishes, it's quite common where I'm from. A lady makes all sorts of tins with seaweed based food too, or seaweed salt, seaweed powder etc

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