The future of vegetable is: Algae
From the tiniest shrimps to blue whales the largest living animal on earth algae has been the staple of the sea for eons. There’s estimated to be 30,000 to 1 million species of algae on earth and it’s extremely nutrient dense (60% protein, omega fats and Vitamin B). Think one of the hottest unicorn superfoods: Spirulina!
Algae sets the foundation for the future of our (sea)food supply. Large fish eat small fish that feed on microorganisms like algae in order to grow – eating smaller allows us to remove a step from the food chain and reduce the amount of energy lost in the process. They’re extremely efficient and easier to farm: it grows 10x faster than terrestrial plants, requires no freshwater and minimal fertilizer, and takes about 1% of land needed of other food; actually benefit from more CO2 and warmer waters which in turns boost the population of their direct predators.
Inspired by the versatility of the plant, we created the dessert with Red Algae:
The Red Sea
The ocean has an ancient heart –– One of the oldest types of Algae sheds light on our food future
Agar Agar (red algae), Local Coconut, Mango, Coffee, Cream
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Algae helps sustain not just the planet but livelihood of coastal communities. In Tanzania, traditionally a male-dominant society, algae farming is giving employment opportunities to countless local women.
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