Seavegetables have been an important food
item in several human societies for hundreds of years; if not for millennia.
Such has especially been the case among the Celtic cultures of Europe,
the Island nations of Oceania and the countries of East Asia; especially
Japan, Korea and China. In these latter countries seavegetables are a
daily food item that forms the basis for a multi-billion USD business
that is a major employer of seaplant farmers and processors.
The spread of Japanese and Chinese
cuisine and of health foods throughout the world has brought new
attention to seavegetables. There is immense potential for increasing
the consumption of seavegetables as food items, dietary supplements,
food texturisers, flavouring, colouring and condiments especially among
The SuriaLink Seavegetables Community is being developed as an information source for this
important industry segment. This is a highly fragmented segment of the
industry and it is often difficult to match sources with users so
SuriaLink is also lining up trade facilitation
facilities to help buyers and sellers of these products find each other
and do business together.