lørdag den 2. april 2016

In need of evidence that the seaweed Pelvetia is edible without discomfort ♥

 The seaweed Pelvetia canaliculata
is oldknown. It's one of the
traditional foraged and eaten
in north Europe for centuries.
The picture of it is from
a german herbarium
published allready
in 1832. At that time it had the name
Fucus canaliculatus.
It looks very much
the same today:

 This specific kind of seaweed
has been harvested, dried
and sold at the european
marked for decades,
but now it's necessary
to deliver evidence for
the fact Pelvetia has
been commonly used
in northern Europe
before May 1997
without any
This is thanks to demand
from the highest of all
governmental Food
Authorities in EU the EFSA.
If it can not be documented
with solid evidence
it'll have to go through
a socalled Novel food process
to clarify whether or not
it's safe to eat for humans
and animals.
Such a process is very
expensive and takes
a lot of time.
In Ireland
this particularly
seaweed has the name
It has been harvested
and eaten for decades
before 1997.
In 1976 Clannad
made a song where
two Dúlamán harvesters
discuss it. It's right here:
In 1942 the norwegian man
Jens Holmboe had this book
"Gratis mat av ville vekster".
It was a very much popular book
during the second worldwar
where a lot of norwegians
went back to nature
to forage edible things.
The Pelvetia is mentioned
in the book with the name
The meaning of that word
is that kind of seaweed
the wild sheeps are
known to eat.
There are also
recipes in the book
with Sauetang.
There are no reports
of neither man nor
sheep being
eating it.
Personally I've
digested Pelvetia
for years with no harm made:

My question is are there someone
in northern europe with the
same good experience as me
with this seaweed ...
and with documentation
elder than may 1997?
If so please sent a copy
of that documentation
to the e-mail address
found in my profile
at this blog!
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