Wakame may have antiviral or anticancer properties, according to the FAO © Getty Images/iStockphoto
Wakame may have antiviral or anticancer properties, according to the FAO © Getty Images/iStockphoto

Seaweed could be 'next big thing' for NZ

30 September 2019

A New Zealand firm that harvests an invasive form of seaweed highly prized among Japanese consumers has won a government grant to look at turning it into a premium export.

Wakame Fresh was awarded $75,000 of funding through the New Zealand Government’s Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures fund to investigate the commercial viability of creating an export industry for wakame seaweed.

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