Are Sea Vegetables Good for You and the Planet? — And Are Some Better Than Others?
Sea vegetables have played an important role in human diets for at least 10,000 years (and possibly much longer). And they’re gaining traction around the world, thanks in part to today’s growing popularity of dried seaweed snacks and sushi. But are these ocean-dwelling plants good for you? And how does their cultivation impact the environment? Here’s what to know about sea vegetables, plus some ways to incorporate the best of them into your diet healthfully and deliciously.