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Author Swinimer, Amanda, author.

Title The science and spirit of seaweed : discovering food, medicine and purpose in the kelp forests of the Pacific Northwest / Amanda Swinimer
Published Madeira Park : Harbour Publishing, 2021

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Intro -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Before the First Harvest -- The First Harvest -- The Sea -- A Note about Sources -- Day 1, Harvest Season #18 -- Algae and Seaweed: A Definition -- Chlorophyta: The Green Seaweeds -- Rhodophyta: The Red Seaweeds -- Phaeophyceae: The Brown Seaweeds -- A Quick and Simple Definition of Seaweeds -- Harvesting Seaweed Sustainably -- Education -- Abundance -- Only Take What You Need and Can Process -- Harvesting by Salvaging -- Listening to the Ecosystem -- Reciprocity
Commercial Harvest -- Where to Harvest -- Chlorophyta: The Green Seaweeds -- Sea Lettuce and Dark Sea Lettuce -- Ulva spp. and Ulvaria spp. -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa -- A Seaweed by Any Other Name -- Other Common Green Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest -- Rhodophyta: The Red Seaweeds -- Nori -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Spa -- Harvesting -- Mother of the Sea -- Culinary -- My Birthday Bear -- Pacific Dulse -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting
Culinary -- Mermaid Envy -- Sea Spaghetti -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- A Sea of Pink -- Rainbow Seaweed -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa -- Seaweed Apprentices -- Bleach Weed -- Description -- Range -- As a Healing Aid -- Culinary -- The Cabezon -- Turkish Washcloth -- Description -- Range -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa -- Nature's Masterpiece -- Turkish Towel -- Description -- Range -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa
Disco Jellyfish -- Other Common Red Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest -- Order Corallinales-Coralline Algae -- Phaeophyceae: The Brown Seaweeds -- Bull Kelp -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- The Gift -- Kelp Forests -- The Colour of God -- Giant Kelp -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa -- Walking Kelp -- Description -- Range -- Harvesting -- Orca Baby -- Winged Kelp -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary
Ocean Style -- Kombu -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa -- The Phycological Society of America -- Feather Boa -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa -- A Match Made in Kelp Heaven -- A Kelp to Call Home -- Five-Rib Kelp -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa -- Under the Ocean Canopy -- Triple-Rib Kelp -- Description -- Range -- Nutritional Properties -- As a Healing Aid -- Harvesting -- Culinary -- Spa
Summary "Sustainable Pacific Northwest-based seaweed harvester Amanda Swinimer describes the ecology, culinary uses, evidence-based health benefits and climate change-resisting potential of seaweed and shares highlights from her remarkable life beneath the waves. Related to the most ancient living organisms on earth, seaweeds are incredible and unique life forms, sharing qualities with both plants and animals, as well as fungi. They have been prized as a nutrient-dense food source for millennia and contain essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, protein and fibre as well as biologically active compounds not found anywhere else in nature. Seaweeds are also a source for innovations combating climate change due in part to their ability to absorb massive quantities of carbon dioxide. Based in the Pacific Northwest, home to the greatest cold-water seaweed diversity in the world, Amanda Swinimer has made her living from the sustainable harvest of seaweeds for over two decades. In The Science and Spirit of Seaweed, Swinimer reflects on the journey that led to her successful seaweed harvesting business and provides identification information, ecologically sound harvesting techniques, traditional medicinal application and evidence-based health information for more than twenty varieties of seaweeds commonly found from California to Alaska. She also includes notes on culinary and skin-care uses for several types of seaweeds. Complemented by vibrant underwater photography, beautiful illustrations and chef-inspired recipes, this volume richly conveys the benefits and wonder of living in harmony with the ocean. It will be a welcome resource to beachcombers, foragers and anyone fascinated by the marvels of the natural world."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on January 25, 2022)
Subject Marine algae.
Marine algae culture.
Marine ecology.
Kelp bed ecology.
Marine algae as food.
Seaweed
Kelp bed ecology.
Marine algae.
Marine algae as food.
Marine algae culture.
Marine ecology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781550179620
1550179624