- Sea lettuce
name = "Sea lettuce"
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genus = "Ulva"
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text.
The sea lettuces comprise the
genus"Ulva", a group of edible green algae widely distributed along the coasts of the world's oceans.
The many species of sea lettuce are a popular food in many of the places where they grow, including
Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, China, and Japan(where they are known as "aosa"). They can be eaten raw in salads, or cooked in soups, and are high in protein, soluble dietary fiber, and a variety of vitamins and minerals including especially iron.
The type species is "
Ulva lactuca" Linnaeus.
Additionally, some species in the genus "
Monostroma" are known as slender sea lettuces.
It is eaten by some sea animals, such as
pecies in the genus "Ulva"
Ulva linza" and more at [http://www.algaebase.org/GeneraDetail.lasso?genus_id=33 algaeBASE]
* [http://www.mbari.org/staff/conn/botany/greens/anna/frontpages/default.htm Marine botany: Ulva]
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