Tag Archives: algae

  • Shore covered in Seaweed

    Tide must turn to use potential of seaweed

    An estimated 100,000 ton of seaweed washes up daily on the Irish coastline, but only a fraction of this resource is currently being exploited for its potential as a foodstuff, and the raw material for medical, cosmetic and other uses. Countries such as Norway, France and Spain are decades ahead of us when it comes […]

  • Seaweed Protein: Properties and Possibilities in Aquaculture

    Seaweed is a natural and sustainable ingredient with a lot of different functional biological properties, amongst them protein. Protein are biochemical compounds comprising one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form that facilitate biological functions in the body. Although the structure and biological properties of seaweed proteins are still poorly documented, […]