Sea spaghetti
Himanthalia elongata

FLAVOR

Soft, reminds more of a land vegetable than a sea vegetable.

COLOUR

Fresh it is brown and it turns green with the heat.

TEXTURE

Crunchy and fleshy.

FORM

Narrow strips and can be until 3 m long and 1,5 cm thick

PROPERTIES

High content in fiber. It has a high content of iodine and is a source of magnesium and potassium. Fat free and sugar free.

HABITAT IN GALICIA

It grows attached to the rocks on coasts that are not very open to the waves and is exposed at low tide, forming a kind of long strips that cover other Seaweeeds. These long strips sprouts from small discs in the rocks that reminds small mushrooms.

IN THE KITCHEN

It is ideal for introduce you in the kitchen with seaweeds because of his soft flavor.

The fleshy texture makes it versatile in the preparation of salads, scrambled eggs, garnishes, rice, pasta, legumes, soups, croquettes and canapés.

In batters, bread and cookies.

As powder, you can use it as a dressing or substitute for salt.

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