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(Alaria esculenta)
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A type of kelp found along the New England seacoast northward from Cape Cod, MA.

PART USED: Leaf and mid-rib.

Used primarily for its nutritional value as an addition to soups and salads. A sea vegetable that is high in B vitamins, carotene and organic calcium as well as supplemental iodine where desirable. A source of dietary fiber, kelp is also known to provide good protection against many modern pollutants and carcinogens. Alaria works to prevent Strontium-90 from being absorbed by the body.

©2001 by Ernestina Parziale, CH