We are right in the middle of the holiday season and you may be looking for new inspiration in the kitchen. There are no better ingredients to make your meals healthier and more exciting than microalgae and seaweeds! At ABO we’ve gathered more than a few algae recipes that can help you add these superfoods to the menu.
At BlueEvolution you can find how to make any number of dishes with seaweeds harvested from the deep, clean and cold waters off Alaska’s Kodiak Island. Find out how to incorporate seaweed into hummus, snacks, smoothies and even mayonnaise or chimichurri. See all the recipes at BlueEvolution.
Seagrove Kelp Co. is also an indispensable resource for new ways to use seaweed in the kitchen. They have published recipes for favorites such as a kelp chowder, kelp gnocci, and delicious sugared bull kelp & tahini seaweed chocolate chip cookies. Read the recipes from Seagrove here.
The team at Arizona Algae Products has been busy discovering new cooking applications for microalgae. Find out how they have developed recipes for algae in noodles, bread, cookies and crackers. See their blog for a full list of recipes.
A number of ABO members (Cyanotech, AstaReal) are producers of astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant produced by algae, and also the source of salmon’s pink color. The applications for astaxanthin in cooking are nearly endless. Check out OneGreenPlanet for a few suggestions like a deep-red tomato soup, chocolate pudding, several smoothie options, and even bean soup.
Of course, cooking isn’t the only application for algae–far from it! Today’s algae industry is cultivating this amazing crop to make everything from sustainable animal feeds, to fossil-free plastics & foams to low-carbon fuels. Algae is also used in advanced wastewater treatment facilities, and as a valuable soil amendment and fertilizer. At ABO we see these as the early days of a revolutionary new kind of agriculture that will transform how we live more sustainable lives.
Join us and become part of the movement! ABO members get discounts to events and other perks, but perhaps most important is the support of a community with deep technical experience, startup chops, market access, and unmatched enthusiasm for the power of algae.
What’s your favorite algae recipe? Let us know and we’ll see if we can add it to this post. Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in 2022!