Edible Seaweeds of the World

Leonel Pereira

January 22, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 463 Pages - 35 Color & 64 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498730471 - CAT# K26129

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Features

  • Presents detailed information on 147 edible seaweeds
  • Includes seaweeds from around the globe
  • Extensively illustrated

Summary

Seaweed is used in many countries for very different purposes - directly as food, especially in sushi, as a source of phycocolloids, extraction of compounds with antiviral, antibacterial or antitumor activity and as biofertilizers. About four million tons of seaweed are harvested annually worldwide. Of the various species known, less than 20 account for 90% of the biomass exploited commercially. This book details 147 species of edible seaweed, including scientific name and respective common names, geographic location, nutritional composition, uses and is extensively illustrated.