Foods Containing Seaweed


Nutritious seaweed is used in a variety of foods, from tea to ice cream. Commonly eaten seaweeds include nori, dulse and kelp. Wakame, commonly used in Japanese cuisine, is a form of kelp.


  • According to, you can make tea by simmering fresh bladderwrack for 15 minutes, then leaving to steep overnight. Strain and rewarm the tea.


  • Laverbread is a traditional Welsh dish made from laver seaweed. It is boiled into a jelly-like substance, then combined with oatmeal into cakes, and fried. Laver is also used to make soup and sauce.


  • Nori is made from roasted seaweed strips. In sushi, it is used to make rolls (maki-sushi). One example is Tekkamaki--nori filled with raw tuna.

Mi Yuk Guk

  • According to the Korean cooking blog Eat Your Bap, mi yuk guk is a seaweed soup. It is traditionally eaten on birthdays and, being full of iron, is eaten by breastfeeding mothers.


  • Carrageenan is primarily extracted from seaweeds in the Gigartinaceae, Phyllophoraceae, Hypneaceae and Solieriaceae groups. It is used as a firming agent in foods like pudding and ice-cream, and sometimes even in toothpaste.

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