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Over the last year, I’ve been interested in adding seaweed to our diet.
This Winter, we’ve started to add foraged pieces of these edible algae to to to meals and nibbled on them raw as tasty snacks (there’s little more refreshing than nibbling in some Sea Lettuce while strolling on the beach).
In our area we have a shallow seabed and lots and lots and lots of seagrass. As I’m not a strong swimmer, I like to let nature bring my food to me in this case, so after a storm is the best time to forage for seaweed snacks.
Wandering the beach searching through fresh sea wrack (the name for anything like this that’s washed up into the beach) is a very fruitful exercise.
Harvesting from the tidal zone is illegal in many areas. What I’m suggesting is just a forage, a snack and a few nibbles. I don’t suggest you go and take bagful of the bounty to bring home.
So in the light of information sharing, we’re putting up a new page shortly, dedicated to some of the common local seaweed species that are easily found around Gawler.