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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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Food tastes better when you wear it. - Erin Dealey

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

The most dangerous food is wedding cake. - James Thurber

There ain't no such thing as wrong food. - Sean Stewart

What poison is to food, self-pity is to life. - Oliver C. Wilson

Food is an important part of a balanced diet. - Fran Lebowitz

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

I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying - dead. - Oscar Wilde

You don't need a silver fork to eat good food. - Paul Prudhomme

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates

Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. - Alan D Wolfe

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

Food tastes best when you eat it with your own spoon. - Denmark Proverb

We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else. - Ray Kroc

I think about food literally all day every day. It's a thing. - Taylor Swift

I won't be impressed with technology until I can download food. - Unknown

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

If you are looking for a fly in your food, it means that you are full. - South Africa Proverb

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

Your food is close to your stomach, but you must put it in your mouth first. - African Saying

What else is there to live for? Chinese food and women. There is nothing else! - Dudley Moore

When I get a little money, I buy books. If any is left, I buy food and clothes. - Erasmus

We need more young people involved in farming because the future needs real food. - Helena Sylvester

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

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

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. - Franz Kafka

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

If we're not willing to settle for junk living, we certainly shouldn't settle for junk food. - Sally Edwards

Number theorists are like lotus-eaters – having once tasted of this food they can never give it up. - Leopold Kronecker

By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity. - David H Murdock

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates

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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

I worked in a health food store once. A guy came in and asked me, "If I melt dry ice, can I take a bath without getting wet?" - Steven Wright

One of my biggest fears is that I'm going to die alone in my home, and my cats will eat me because I am too dead to open their food cans. - Kelli Jae Baeli

If it's flipping hamburgers at McDonald's, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft. - Snoop Dogg


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