Pacific Harvest Sea Lettuce Leaves

Pacific Harvest Sea Lettuce Leaves

Regular price $8.85

Dried Sea Lettuce Leaves are delicate & rehydrate quickly. Their bright green colour & tissue paper texture make them a presentation asset for many dishes.

Sea lettuce is one of the most easily identified seaweed because of its vibrant green colour. It is sometimes called green laver or green nori because of its tissue-like texture similar to that of nori (Karengo, in NZ). Sea Lettuce grows naturally in a variety of shapes (ribbons, tuffs or sheets) and shades (from pale yellow to very bright or dark green) and has a distinctive aroma. Sea Lettuce grows near the shore and physiologically is the closest seaweed to land plants; it is commonly found on intertidal rocks, in tide pools, on reef flats, growing on shells, other seaweed or free floating. It sometimes favours areas of fresh water runoff that are rich in nutrients (particularly nitrogen), beware then, it can become invasive & smelly as it decomposes, and may contain pollution from the land.


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