Originally Posted by Donna D.
True Brian, but spirulina (sp) has been a food source for years. It's a blue-green algae found in some protein powders.
Good info. I'm just saying seaweed isn't much like what we normally think of as algae - the seaweed is more palatable.
Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles
The seaweed used to wrap sushi is an "algae". Most commonly of the genus "Porphyra", of which several species are used.
Excellent! I learned something today.
I think the point of algae and 3D printing is to use a bulk food source which is easy to produce and has little form of its own - and is not appetizing by itself - to produce a variety of different things to each, just as wheat flour is used to make various pasta and baked goods.