Five Things You Can Do With the Seaweed in Galveston
The tropical view of seaweed.
Photo by Monica Fuentes
If you're still bothered by the mounds upon mounds of seaweed that's been washing up on the shores of Galveston, you're not alone. We're not fans of the stuff, the sight of it, the smell of it or the feel of it.
However, we figured there had to be some options for dealing with it. Here are a few:
5) Seaweed food truck
All of that washup on Galveston would be a steady supply of the base product for a truck we'll name Seaweed Dreams. It'd be a hit around Houston.
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4) Use it for gardening
That's right. Garden heads are probably already aware of the benefits of seaweed mulch.
3) Make tea Sure, it's more popular in Asia, but what's stopping us here?
2) Beats salt?
A British study showed that granular seaweed works the same as salt but without all the health problems.
1) Turn it into biofuel
There's one type of seaweed that's been used in tests. Why not give it a whirl with sargassum?
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