WHB #78: Bladder wrack or Holidays are over

Now we are back from Föhr, the second largest island of the North Frisian Islands in the Wadden Sea, a part of the North Sea.

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We had wonderful beach walkings and the boys could fly their kite. At this part of the island you can see in the background two other islands: Amrum and Sylt. At low tide you can go by foot to Amrum with an experienced guide, but there is always a waterlane between Föhr and Sylt. Föhr is is a relatively silent island, especially at this time of the year.

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The ferry from Föhr to mainland, in the background the islets called Halligen.

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Bladder wrack is a seaweed and is served as a vegetable in Japan. In Europe’s food industry it is used as additive and flavouring. It is a natural source of iodine, discovered in 1811, and was used extensively to treat goitre, a swelling of the thyroid gland related to iodine deficiency. Because of its alginic acid content the seaweed is also used in weight-loss products.

If it weren’t for Kalyn’s Weekend Herb Blogging, I wouldn’t know that this plant on the beach is edible. This is my entry for WHB, hosted by Haalo of Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once this week.

3 thoughts on “WHB #78: Bladder wrack or Holidays are over

  1. katie (Gast)

    What a gorgeous beach! I could spend hours walking on it.
    I’m not sure about the seaweed though. I know it’s healthy but I just keep remembering the awful weeds growing in the river where i grew up!

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