Codium
Codium spp.

FLAVOR

Marine flavor, it reminds the barnacle.

COLOUR

Green. Some varieties are very dark and others are lighter.

TEXTURE

Very characteristic: Spongy, elastic and velvety.

FORM

Shrub formed by cylindrical branches less than half an centimeter thick.

PROPERTIES

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,

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