Seaweed is a collective term for ‘macroalgae’ or ‘plants’ at sea. Unlike 'microalgae', they are visible to the naked eye. The group, which is also called sea vegetables, is very diverse with over 10,000 species globally and approx. 450 in Norway.
As a coastal nation, we Norwegians have always lived of the sea. Of cod, saithe, crabs and scallops, and seaweed. The use of sea plants dates back several thousand years, to when we lived by hunting and fishing, and harvesting wild plants was an important source of food.
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