He and his team found that the rice is extremely healthy: it’s gluten-free, high in protein, and rich in fiber, vitamins A and E and omega-3 and -6 fats. Even better, it’s quite tasty, with a flavor similar to a mix of rice and quinoa with saline notes. Furthermore, this plant is one of the most sustainable on the planet, and seagrass in general is important for biodiversity, carbon sequestration and environmental preservation.
Says Leon, “For more than a decade, Aponiente’s whole team has been working to raise awareness about, and to utilize, the sea’s bounty, adding new products and foods to our diet that had been hitherto unknown. Our dream is for the sea to be part of everyone’s diet and we hope to achieve this, little by little.”