General Information
NamePurple laver
Scientific NamePorphyra laciniata
DescriptionPorphyra is a cold water seaweed that grows in cold shallow sea water. More specifically, it is a foliose red algal genus of laver, comprising approximately 70 species. It grows in the intertidal zone, typically between the upper intertidal zone and the splash zone in cold waters of temperate oceans. In East Asia, it is used to produce the sea vegetable products nori (in Japan) and gim (in Korea). There are considered to be 60 to 70 species of Porphyra worldwide and seven in the British Isles.
Primary IDFOOD00549
Picture563
Classification
GroupAquatic foods
Sub-GroupSeaweed
Taxonomy
Lineage
ITIS IDNot Available
Wikipedia IDPorphyra
Composition
CompoundsPreparation type: Raw

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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.