Marine flavor, it reminds the barnacle.
Green. Some varieties are very dark and others are lighter.
Very characteristic: Spongy, elastic and velvety.
Shrub formed by cylindrical branches less than half an centimeter thick.
The spices of this seaweed are consumed as food in many countries of the world. It is highly appreciated specially in the Southwest of Asia, where it is eaten raw and cooked. It do not contain sugars, is a source of protein, and rich in fiber and minerals such as iodine and magnesium.
HABITAT IN GALICIA
One of the most characteristic spice in Galicia is Codium tomentosum,