Hi Penny – Great writing! I’ve been workng with sea veggies for decades, started as harvester….. done the business end, now as an elder working part time to get sea veggies in primary educational food service (I love kids) and hospital food service. I can’t find good data on Selenium in any of the four major types we harvest here ( Lam longicruris, Palmaria palmata, Porphyra umbilicalis, Alaria esculenta). Can you point me to any good data? Selenium (along with zinc) are very important in reducing morbidity from infection in elderly populations.
Thanks much,
Carl Karush
p.s. I’m also associated with a polyculture project that’s gotten started here involving groundfish, shellfish, and algae.