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the difference between sugar kelp & alaria

Both belonging to the brown algae class, Saccharina Latissima and Alaria Esculenta, or sugar kelp and winged kelp as they are more popularly known, share some distinct similarities and differences. These two types of seaweed have a strong preference for the colder season, growing through the winter and requiring harvest during the spring. While both seaweeds are almost a dark-olive in color with hints of yellow, their shape and taste differ completely.  (Pictured: Sugar Kelp) Saccharina Latissima has long blades with waved edges, resembling that of a lasagna noodle. The flavor is mild, though it does possess a sweeter quality...