Seaweed farmers’ flexibility makes Indonesia a major player in global markets

23 Nov 2020

SeaweedIndonesia is the world’s largest producer of the gel-containing seaweeds known as hydrocolloid seaweeds.

Unlike food seaweeds, produced mainly in China, South Korea, North Korea and Japan, hydrocolloid seaweeds are used to extract gels used in a range of applications, including as a thickener in food processing and as a biomaterial for pharmaceutical applications.

Read the full story in The Conversation