Seaweed vendors

Where do I buy seaweeds?

Brown seaweeds

Laminaria hyperborea, Saccharina latissima: Hollusta úr hafinu, Skutahraun 7, 220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Tel: +354-5613064 , GSM: +354-8644755, www.simnet.is/hollustaurhafinu/ENG.

Laminaria digitata: Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Franklin, Maine 04634, USA, www.seaveg.com; Carraig Fhada Seaweed, Rathlee, Easkey, Co. Sligo, Ireland, www.carraigfhada.comwww.gourmettang.dk.

Alaria esculenta: Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Franklin, Maine 04634, USA, www.seaveg.com; www.seaweed.is.

Macrocystis integrifolia: Canadian Kelp Resources, Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada V0R 1B0, www.canadiankelp.com.

Nereocystis luetkeana: Canadian Kelp Resources, Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada V0R 1B0, www.canadiankelp.com.

Sargassum fusiforme: Otemegosa, Japan, www.otomegusa.com, available from Harro Foods Ltd. Unit 9-10, Merton Industrial Park, Lee Road, London, SW19 3HX, UK, Tel: +44 (020) 8543 3343, fax, + 44 (020) 8542 1962, www.harro.co.uk.

Alaria pinnatifida: Canadian Kelp Resources, Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada V0R 1B0, www.canadiankelp.com; Celnat, Z. I. Blavozy, F-43700 St. Germain-Laprade, France, www.celnat.fr.

Fucus vesiculosus: Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Franklin, Maine 04634, USA, www.seaveg.com; Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company, P.O. Box 455, Philo, CA 95466, USA, Tel: +1-707-895-2996, www.seaweed.net.

Himanthalia elongata: Celnat, Z. I. Blavozy, F-43700 St. Germain-Laprade, France, www.celnat.fr; Dolphin Sea Vegetable Company, Unit 54 Glenwood Centre, Belfast, BT17 0QL, UK, www.dolphinseaveg.com.

Red seaweeds
Palmaria palmata: Hollusta úr hafinu, Skutahraun 7, 220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Tel: +354-5613064 , GSM: +354-8644755, www.simnet.is/hollustaurhafinu/ENG; AlgAran teoranta, Kilcar Co., Donegal, Ireland, www.algaran.com; Dolphin Sea Vegetable Company, Unit 54 Glenwood Centre, Belfast, BT17 0QL, UK, www.dolphinseaveg.com; Carraig Fhada Seaweed, Rathlee, Easkey, Co. Sligo, Ireland, www.carraigfhada.com; Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company, P.O. Box 455, Philo, CA 95466, USA, Tel: +1-707-895-2996, www.seaweed.net; www.seaweed.is.

Porphyra spp.: Maine Coast Sea Vegetables, Franklin, Maine 04634, USA, www.seaveg.com; Hollusta úr hafinu, Skutahraun 7, 220 Hafnarfjordur, Iceland, Tel: +354-5613064 , GSM: +354-8644755, www.simnet.is/hollustaurhafinu/ENG; Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company, P.O. Box 455, Philo, CA 95466, USA, Tel: +1-707-895-2996, www.seaweed.net.

Nori (Porphyra spp.), dried (hoshi-nori) and toasted (yaki-nori) sheets for making maki-zushi. Available in a range of qualities in many large supermarkets and in most specialty Asian food shops.

Furikake with nori (Porphyra spp.): Mishima, Japan, available from Korea Foods Co. Ltd, 5 Wyvern Ind. Estate Beverly Way, New Malden Surrey, KT3 4PH, UK, Tel: +45 (020) 8949 2238, fax. +45 (020) 8942 9882, www.koreafoods.co.uk.

Chondrus crispus: Carraig Fhada Seaweed, Rathlee, Easkey, Co. Sligo, Ireland, www.carraigfhada.com; Erris Shellfish & Seaweed Products, Doolough Point, Geesala, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland.

Green seaweeds
Ao-nori, sea lettuce or green string lettuce (Monostroma spp. or Ulva spp.), small dried flakes, Japan. Distributor: JCF(UK) Ltd., Unit 3, 1000 North Circular Road, London NW2 7JP, UK.

Sea lettuce (Ulva sp.), dried in flakes, Europa. Distributor: Celnat, Z. I. Blavozy, F-43700 St. Germain-Laprade, France, www.celnat.frwww.gourmettang.dk.

Green string lettuce (Ulva sp.), dried. Distributor: Alg­Aran teoranta, Kilcar Co., Donegal, Ireland, www.algaran.com.

Edible microalgae
Spirulina (Arthrospira spp.), freeze-dried powder. Distributors: Planet Health Ltd., 42 Bowral St., Bowral, NSW 2576, Australia, www.planethealth.com.au; Le’Zarths Verts, Sébastian Herraïz, 829 Chemin de Ceinture, F-82000 Montaubau, France, herraizsebastian [at] yahoo [dot] fr.