Sea Grapes (Caulerpa lentillifera)

C. lentillifera is one of the favored species of edible Caulerpa, a green alga, due to its soft and succulent texture. They are also known as sea grapes or green caviar. C. lentillifera is farmed in the Philippines and in Okinawa where the plant is eaten fresh.

The pond cultivation of C. lentillifera has been very successful on Mactan Island, Cebu, in the central Philippines, with markets in Cebu and Manila. About 400 ha of ponds are under cultivation, producing 12-15 tonnes of fresh seaweed per hectare per year. C. lentillifera is also eaten in Okinawa, where it is known as umi-budō (海ぶどう), meaning “sea grapes”.

C. lentillifera is usually eaten raw with vinegar, as a snack or in a salad…

(via: Wikipedia)

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    I really really want to try that!
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    It is absolutely delicious, but cleaning it is a chore. TAT I miss it so much! I’ll try to find some.
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    SEE? GRAPES!! *pants furiously*
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    This is an item in New Leaf. I just thought I’d let you guys know.
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    heh animal crossing
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    See? Grapes!