Sea Lettuce

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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sea lettuce Ulva lactuca, has a worldwide distribution and is possibly the most widespread of the edible green seaweeds. Its thin, crinkled, lettuce-like leaves pass from pale to bright to dark green as they grow and age. They may be used raw in salads or cooked in various dishes and combinations, including soups.