Sea lettuce is the “salad greens” of the sea vegetables. It is a leafy, vibrant dark green, with a distinctive flavour and aroma. Sea Lettuce is bright green and is often seen on the beaches or free floating on sea water. Fresh in sea water, its appearance is like tissue paper. It is also called ‘green laver’ or Ao-nori (Japan). When dried, it is very light in weight.
Harvested and enjoyed worldwide, it is common in temperate and colder seas.
Pacific Harvest’s Sea lettuce is imported from Europe where it is sustainably harvested from the wild in Brittany.
It is full of chlorophyll, vitamins A and B12 and iron. It is said to help the immune system and purify the blood. Also is an excellent source of vegetarian protein (up to 25% dry weight), calcium & magnesium. Also a good source of manganese & potassium. Like most of our sea veggies, sea lettuce provides considerable amounts of dietary fibre (31%).
100g – dry