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Seaweed Burger

Marine algae for Asian palates

Seaweed Burger thanks to Barry McCartney

Seaweeds are found throughout the world’s oceans and seas and none is known to be poisonous. Many are good to eat and are considered a great delicacy in many Asian countries. Seaweeds are used in many maritime regions for industrial applications and as a fertiliser. The major direct use of these plants as food is in Japan, China and Korea, and in the Indian Ocean where seaweed cultivation has become a major coastal industry. The main food species grown by aquaculture in these countries are Nori or Zicai (Porphyra, a red alga), Kombu, Kunbu or Haidai (Laminaria or Saccharina: brown algae) and Wakame (Undaria, also a brown alga).

Industrial utilisation of seaweed is mostly centred on the extraction of phycocolloids (marine hydrocolloids), and, to a much lesser extent, fine biochemicals. Fermentation and pyrolysis, and the use of seaweed as biofuels are not an option on an industrial scale at present, but are possible options for the future, particularly as conventional fossil fuels run out. Seaweeds are being used in cosmetics, and as organic fertilisers. They have the potential to be much more widely used as a source of long- and short-chained biochemicals with medicinal and industrial uses. Marine algae may also be used as energy-collectors and potentially useful substances may be extracted by fermentation and pyrolysis. Seaweed extracts appear in the oddest of places - you most likely have eaten some sort of seaweed extract in the last 24 hours as many processed foods such as yoghurt, health drinks, chocolate milk, and even the highest-quality German beers contain seaweed polysaccharides such as agars, carrageenans and alginates. Seaweed baths have been popular in Ireland and Britain since Edwardian times, and seaweed wraps and treatments have become more poular in the last few years.

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Health food makes me sick. - Calvin Trillin

Diets are mainly food for thought. - N Wylie Jones

It's okay to play with your food. - Emeril Lagasse

The most dangerous food is wedding cake. - American Saying

Laughter is brightest where food is best. - Irish Proverb

The best food is whatever fills the belly. - Arab Proverb

Queuing tips for fans: wrap up and bring food! - Niall Horan

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. - George Bernard Shaw

I wouldn't eat a hamburger for 40,000 dollars. - River Phoenix

A hamburger by any other name costs twice as much. - Evan Esar

Bacon bits are like fairy dust of the food community. - Unknown

Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is. - Ireland Proverb

I just love Chinese food. My favorite dish is number 27. - Clement Attlee

Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food. - Arapaho Proverb

You are only master of food that you haven't yet eaten. - Tibet Proverb

The rich would have to eat money if the poor did not provide food. - Russia Proverb

Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food. - Michael Levine

Give me Caviar Kaspia and give me a hamburger. I love the two extremes. - Michael Kors

So I will say it with relish. Give me a hamburger but hold the lawsuit. - S.I. Hayakawa

The maxim that the "best is the cheapest" does not apply to food. - W.O. Atwater

I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick - not wounded - dead. - Woody Allen

Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants. - Unknown

If more of us cared about food and home above gold, this world would be a merrier place. - Bilbo Baggins

Older people shouldn't eat health food, they need all the preservatives they can get. - Robert Orben

Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius. - Matthew McConaughey

I need to tone up, as I eat a lot of fast food. I love Maccy D's, Subway and Domino's. - Amy Childs

If fat people just gave skinny people more food, we could solve obesity and hunger at the same time. - Ashton Kutcher

Marge, I'm going to miss you so much. And it's not just the sex. It's also the food preparation. - Homer Simpson

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America is a country where half the money is spent buying food, and the other half is spent trying to lose weight. - Unknown

I have done a Hamburger Helper commercial, a Hardees commercial, a McDonalds commercial. American Express commercial. - Luke Benward

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

A burrito is a delicious food item that breaks down all social barriers and leads to temporary spiritual enlightenment. - Lisi Harrison

The disparity between a restaurant's price and food quality rises in direct proportion to the size of the pepper mill. - Bryan Miller

I like simple food, seasoned with just salt, pepper, oil and vinegar. Complicated food and complicated lives are never good. - Sirio Maccioni

If another one of my Whole Food friends says my wife should have a home birth, I am going to punch all the soy on the planet. - Patton Oswalt

Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, have a little beverage, good food and companionship.
She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Fridays. - Red Skelton

I'll paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family and go fishing with my dad. - Behati Prinsloo

The best way to lose weight is to close your mouth - something very difficult for a politician. Or watch your food - just watch it, don't eat it. - Edward I Kock


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