Seaweed in Brittany
You can’t miss it when you’re at the seaside, and we think we know about seaweed, but in fact it has many a secret to reveal. Seaweed does not have roots, but crampons, to attach onto rocks. It draws its benefits directly from sea water and is a concentrate of trace elements, iodine, vitamins and mineral salts. Used in farming since the 17th century, seaweed is now an ingredient making a name for itself in Breton cuisine. Out of the nearly 800 species of seaweed in Brittany, around ten edible species are authorised for sale.