Sea Spaghetti

Seaweed species guide
Harvested to
Apr
Harvested from
- Jul

This is a species of the lower shore. It grows in thick patches on exposed shores and particularly enjoys high wave action.

It is a common brown alga and gets its name from its long string like fronds. One shoot grows from a button and then repeatedly divides, reaching 2 meters in length by summer.

Typical uses

A fantastic eating seaweed, this really is a standalone in the wrack family. Not just a substitute for pasta, it is an excellent salt replacement, it also is rich in umami and goes well with too many foods to list!

Our recommended applications for sea spaghetti

Months of wild harvest seaweed production

Samples available to you from our archive

We have developed a detailed knowledge of harvest seasons. Specifically, it may be possible to pick small quantities of a variety early in a season, but we delay first harvest until the rates reach commercial scale. Indicative seasons for our key species are given below. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about production months.

Species January February March April May June July August September October November December
Sea Spaghetti
Himanthalia elongata
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Is currently not available during January Is currently not available during February Is currently not available during March Is available during April Is available during May Is available during June Is available during July Is currently not available during August Is currently not available during September Is currently not available during October Is currently not available during November Is currently not available during December

Case studies in the sea spaghetti industry

The rest of our species line-up