Innovating with sea spaghetti

Himanthalia elongata or sea bean is a brown seaweed, abundant on the coasts of Brittany, it is harvested in the spring.

Very popular with consumers due to its visual appearance similar to the green bean and how easy it is to prepare, you can find it in different forms in shops: dried, canned in natural form or stabilised in salt as well as mixed in tartare type preparations.

It has an olive-green colour when fresh and the texture of new shoots is quite tender but becomes firm and leathery as it grows. The taste is light, marine, a little buttery and not too powerful. When dried, sea spaghetti have a high water-holding capacity. 

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