Seaweeds - Lukot
Because of the very long coastal length of the Philippines owing to its archipelagic geography, the country is blessed with many marine resources, particularly seaweeds. Seaweeds are a very popular dish in many coastal towns in the Philippines. There are at least a hundred species of seaweeds found in the Philippines. Based on my internet search, this kind of seaweed in the photo is called locally as lukot. Other popular seaweeds that are edible are lato and guso. lukot is the seaweed type that is like spaghetti pasta and has a greenish and brownish hue. In Ilocano, the word for the lukot is pukpuklo.
Eaten best raw, with sa sprinkle of salt and some tomatoes. Seaweed is a good eat for those having iodine deficiency as it is rich in Iodine. It is also a good food for having a serious diet since it is reach in vitamins, minerals and less of the fats and calories.