Seaweed Adds Protein to Vegan Dishes

Emilie Zanger

Chefs who cater to vegan diners face the challenge of ensuring proper nutrition from a plant-based diet, and protein is always a priority. Seaweed has been gaining traction as an alternative to beans, nuts and seeds.

According to seaweed expert Dr. Prannie Rhatigan, author of Irish Seaweed Kitchen and Guide to Edible Seaweeds (Booklink, 2009), cooking with seaweed has been common in coastal Ireland since the 6th century. “It began...