Looks like someone rediscovered red algae and wants to put it on the US health food map. Red algae is a known superfood due to its high nutritional density, but isn’t very well known in the western world.
I recall this stuff boiled together with white algae, sugar and dried lotus fruit in an Asian dessert – one that I find very tasty, actually – but have never thought of frying it. This sounds like a lot of new potential recipes bound to crop up in the next few years, and a potential new ingredient that will find its way into standard vegan ‘meat replacement’ products.
- Nutritional information for red algae
- Researchers discover seaweed that tastes like bacon and is twice as healthy as kale