Phylum : Ochrophyta
Class : Phaeophyceae
Order : Laminariales
Family : Laminariaceae
Genus : Laminaria
Species Name : Laminaria saccharina or Saccharina latissima
In Ireland the brown seaweed Laminaria saccharina is hand harvested for Sweet Kelp.
However in the Far East - the species that is used for Sweet Kelp / Kombu Royale is Saccharina japonica - in China alone 700,000 MT are harvested by rope cultivation.
It uses are similar to Kelp and its taste is just a bit sweeter than Kelp.
This is the seaweed the Scottish Crofters use to feed to their sheep to give the meat a sweet taste.
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