seaweeds Archive

DA eyes Southern Leyte seaweed project to give jobs to skilled natives, eradicate poverty in coastal areas

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is eyeing to boost seaweed production in Southern Leyte to maximize seaweed’s niche to give jobs to highly-skilled seaweed growers and eradicate poverty in potential coastal areas. The project should harness the already existing Philippine asset as a producer of United States-Food and Drug Administration-approved Philippine Natural Grade (PNG) carrageenan, […

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How to Make Gelatin from Seaweeds

How to Make Gelatin from Seaweeds Seaweeds must be harvested from the sea very early in the morning or while the tide is still low. Procedure: 1. Wash the seaweeds very well, drain and dry (Spread over a wire or bamboo screen for the purpose) for a week. 2. To remove the fishy odor and […

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Leading the way for better, safer seaweed and fish products

During the 7th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition organized by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) in August 2011 at the SM MegaMall in Mandaluyong City, a curious crowd had gathered to watch a cooking demonstration. The two dishes being prepared were spaghetti and leche flan. Now, this may not have looked […

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Health and wellness benefits from seaweeds explored

According to statistics, people who live in Japan are healthier and actually live longer than the people in the United States. Seaweed is a staple food of the island country of Japan. This is the key factor in their health and their longevity. Seaweed contains higher contents of fiber than vegetables, more protein than meat, […

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Value-Added Products from Seaweeds

New products from seaweeds were developed by the Marine Bio-Organic Group of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute. Three of products are now being patented, while other seaweed-based food, fertilizer and personal-use products are now ready for commercialization. 1. Seaweed-based air freshener gel (Seamoy). This is a low-cost air freshener with a gel-like […

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Value adding expands seaweed industry

It is unlike any sunken treasure anyone has ever discovered underneath the ocean. But its value outweighs that of a chest overflowing of gold. Seaweed is the ocean’s valuable deep sea vegetable. During the ancient times, it was only served to kings and their honoured guests. It has been considered a miracle crop and it […

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Aquaculture Training Schedule 2015 – SEAFDEC Philippines

SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD) was established in 1973 to conduct research, develop technologies, disseminate information, and train people in the farming of fishes, crustaceans, mollusks, and seaweeds for food, livelihood, equity, and sustainable development. SEAFDEC Aquaculture 2015 Training schedule Date/Status Training Course* Venue** 16 – 20 February 11 – 15 May 14 – 18 September Accepting […

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