Short Seaweed Guide
Atlantic Wakame / Winged Kelp
Butare / Flügeltang / Alaria esculante
Winged Kelp is a brown algae species common on the coasts of the North Atlantic and North Pacific, which grows half a metre to four metres long. From the strong stalk sprout feathery, up to 40 centimeters long, dark brown to green leaves, whose leaf shape reminds of underwater flowing wings ...
In this little "Seaweed-Guide" you will find an overview of the seaweed and algae varieties that are found in Lofoten Seaweed. By the way: All these underwater plants are wild-harvested by Tamara and Angelita, the two owners of Lofoten Seaweed. Harvested directly where it grows wild in the rough sea off the north Norwegian coast of Lofoten.
Søl / Lappentang / Palmaria palmata
The Dulse is a subspecies of the red algae, which the Vikings already nibbled as a crispy snack with beer. Even then it was clear that there was a lot of power in these underwater plants. The Søl - as the Dulse is called in Norwegian - has a soft, almost silky surface that glows dark red to purple violet ...
Ocean Truffle / Truffle Seaweed
Trøffeltang / Trüffeltang / Vertebrata lanosa
Optically the Truffle Seaweed has nothing to do with its mushroomy, tasty namesake. In contrast to the truffle tubers, the Trøffeltang, from the genus red algae, is a fine hair that actually grows on another alga - the so-called Grisetang. Only after harvesting ...
Kombu / Oarweed
Fingertare / Fingertang / Laminaria digitata
The Oarweed has the proverb "Nomen est omen." One hundred percent. Because from the one to two meter long stems numerous leathery soft "fingers" sprout - or in other words: golden brown, wide leaves which fan out to finger-like stripes. The Fingertare ...
Nori / Nabel-Purpurtang / Porphyra umbilicalis
Die Nori-Alge zählt wohl zu den bekanntesten und am weitesten verbreiteten Seaweed-Arten. Die Arctic Nori wächst – wie der Name schon sagt – eher in Gewässern in kühleren Breitengraden. Der deutsche Name – Nabel-Purpurtang – lässt Rückschlüsse auf das Aussehen der Alge zu. Allerdings verändert sich die Farbe der sehr dünnen, bis zu 30 Zentimeter langen Blätter im Lauf des Jahreskreises ...