Bladder wrack are the most common seaweed along the Danish coast. It is easy to know on the paired floating leaves and fork-shaped leaves. It often grows on shallow water and therefore close to the shores, where it can withstand being dried at low tide. The plant typically becomes 20 – 70 cm tall. Bladder can be eaten where you pick the outer shots and add them to cooked dishes. Manufactures have also started to make seaweed chips and bladder tongs included in many health food products.
Did you know that:
In the old days, bladder tongs were used to cure diseases of the gut and stomach.