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Mcooper | | Jul 15, 2012 10:06 AM

Hello,

I will start by saying that I am completely unfamiliar with eating seaweed, other then some dried green sheets that my wife bought to snack on a few times - and in sushi a long time ago when I used to eat fish. I have been doing some reading recently and have a few questions, I figured the veg/vegan board will have the most know how with this regard.

Seaweed contains carrageenan, can I simply add seaweed to soups/stocks to help thicken in a similar way to gelatin when I make a meat/bone stock? I read that they are quite high in glutamates, a bonus for a stock.

Does anybody have any experience going to a rocky beach during low tide and collecting your own seaweed to eat? I live quite far from a decent grocery store, but quite close to a beach - a lot of kelp around, there are some other varieties that I am unsure the name of, also...is it all edible? :)

Thank you all for your responses.

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