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LOW SHORE SEAWEEDS

Spring tides come just after full and new moons. The pull of gravity makes these the strongest tides and The seaweeds found in this diverse community are fast growing. However, they are only available to our harvesters for a few hours a day and only a few days at a time.

SEA SPAGHETTI

HIMANTHALIA ELONGATA

ABOUT

It gets its name from its long string like fronds. One shoot grows from a button and then repeatedly divides, reaching two meters in length by summer. Also known as thongweed.

WHERE TO FIND IT

This is a species that grows in thick patches on low shores, especially where there is high wave action.

TOP TIPS

A fantastic eating seaweed, this really is a standalone in the wrack family. It is an excellent salt replacement, it also is rich in umami and goes well with too many foods to list! Recommended inclusion level 1-4%.

sea spaghetti seawed

HARVESTED MAY TO JUN

ATLANTIC WAKAME

ALARIA ESCULENTA

ABOUT

A large brown seaweed with a thick stem and translucent ‘wings’ of light frond. Also known as dabberlocks and winged kelp.

WHERE TO FIND IT

This species thrives low down on wave-beaten rocky shelves. The plants start growing rapidly in winter and reach their peak in late spring.

TOP TIPS

A cousin of the famous Asian wakame used in miso soup, this
seaweed has a smooth texture and subtle flavour reminiscent of
spinach. Ideal for salads, soups, seasoning and stir fries – very
versatile and rich in umami! Recommended inclusion level 1-5%.

wakame seaweed

HARVESTED DEC TO MAY

DULSE

PALMARIA PALMATA

ABOUT

A deep ruby red seaweed, growing from a tiny holdfast attached to rocks and other seaweeds. Also known as dillisk.

WHERE TO FIND IT

It is a small seaweed that only grows in abundance when the conditions are just right. Picked on strong spring tides during autumn.

TOP TIPS

Intense flavour and vibrant red colour helps it pack a punch! Makes an exquisite seasoning for lamb or fish. Great for buttery sauces, adding a smoky, umami flavour. Recommended inclusion level 1-3%.

dulse seaweed

HARVESTED DEC TO FEB

KELP

LAMINARIA DIGITATA

ABOUT

A rich golden-brown colour with a long flexible frond that can reach several metres in length. Also known as oarweed.

WHERE TO FIND IT

Kelp is abundant on almost all rocky coastline, often forming dense forests on the low shore.

TOP TIPS

We do not sell kelp for direct human consumption, however, it does have a miriad of non-food uses.

kelp seaweed

HARVESTED MAY TO NOV

SUGAR KELP

SACCHARINA LATISSIMA

ABOUT

Yellowy-brown in colour with a long narrow, undivided blade. The central stem is dimpled while the edges are smoother with a wavy finish. Also known as sweet kelp, sea belt and Devil’s apron.

WHERE TO FIND IT

Usually only found in rockpools on exposed shores, where its delicate fronds are protected from crashing waves.

TOP TIPS

Subtly salty umami and very rich in iodine – a little goes a long way with Sugar kelp! Ideal for Asian style soups and salads. Recommended inclusion level 0.5-1.5%.

sugar kelp

HARVESTED MAY TO JUL

TOOTHED WRACK

FUCUS SERRATUS

ABOUT

Named after it’s saw toothed-like edges of its flat bladed fronds. Also known as serrated wrack and saw wrack.

WHERE TO FIND IT

This species thrives on gently sloping coasts, usually just below bladder wrack. It can be found on all but the most exposed shores.

TOP TIPS

Toothed wrack is very versatile, with uses ranging from pickles, to a stealth health ingredient in vegan recipe formulation. Recommended inclusion level 1-2%.

tooth wrack seaweed

HARVESTED : DEC-MAY

The SHORE team is here to provide advice on everything to do with seaweed, including nutritional information, flavour combinations and inclusion levels.

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