Quality and food safety are important. The seaweed companies have in collaboration developed Guidelines for growing and processing sugar kelp and winged kelp to ensure safe and good products. Several of the farmers are Debio-approved.
A summary of food safety and nutritional content in sugar kelp and winged kelp is available below. As food, seaweed may be compared with vegetables.
The different sea vegetables have many different flavors, characteristics, textures and colors, and differ from each other like apples, pumpkins and herbs are different.