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Types of Kelp

Alaria​
Alaria​

Alaria esculenta is an edible seaweed, also known as dabberlocks or badderlocks, or winged kelp. It is a traditional food along the coasts of the far north Atlantic Ocean. It may be eaten fresh or cooked in Greenland, Iceland, Scotland and Ireland.

Arame​
Arame​

Wakame is an edible brown seaweed or kelp common in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese cuisines. Health Benefits of Wakame: Wakame is a good source of the following: 1. Magnesium.

Deep-sea ​Tangles​
Deep-sea ​Tangles​

Laminaria is a genus of 31 species of brown algae commonly called "kelp".Some species are also referred to as tangle.This economically important genus is characterized by long, leathery laminae and relatively large size.

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Ecklonia​
Ecklonia​

Ecklonia maxima, or sea bamboo, is a species of kelp native to the southern oceans. It is typically found along the southern Atlantic coast of Africa, from the very south of South Africa to northern Namibia.

Egregia​
Egregia​

Egregia menziesii is a species of kelp known commonly as feather boa kelp. It is the only species in the monotypic genus Egregia. It is native to the coastline of western North America from Alaska to Baja California, where it is a common kelp of the intertidal zone. It is dark brown in color, shiny and bumpy in texture, and may reach over five meters long. It grows a branching stipe from a ...

Laminariaceae​
Laminariaceae​

Kelp grows in "underwater forests" (kelp forests) in shallow oceans, and is thought to have appeared in the Miocene, 23 to 5 million years ago. The organisms require nutrient-rich water with temperatures between 6 and 14 °C (43 and 57 °F).

Lessonia​
Lessonia​

Lessonia is a genus of large kelp native to the southern Pacific Ocean. It is distributed along the coasts of South America, New Zealand, Tasmania, and the Antarctic islands.

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Macrocystis​
Macrocystis​

Macrocystis is a monospecific genus of kelp (large brown algae). This genus contains the largest of all the phaeophyceae or brown algae. Macrocystis has pneumatocysts at the base of its blades.

Wakame​
Wakame​

Wakame is an edible brown seaweed or kelp common in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese cuisines. Health Benefits of Wakame: Wakame is a good source of the following: 1. Magnesium.

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