Asparagopsis taxiformis

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Ahi limu poke
Limukohu
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Phylum: Rhodophyta
Class: Rhodophyceae
Order: Nemaliales
Family: Bonnemaisoniaceae
Genus: Asparagopsis
Species: A. taxiformis
Binomial name
Asparagopsis taxiformis
(Delile) Trevis.

Asparagopsis taxiformis, Limu kohu formerly A. sanfordiana[1]) is a kind of red algae, one of several limu used in the Cuisine of Hawaii as a condiment.[2] Limu kohu in the Hawaiian language means "pleasing seaweed".[3] It is one of the most popular edible algae used in Hawaii.[4]

Limu kohu is a traditional ingredient in poke.

The essential oil of limu kohu is 80% bromoform (tri-bromo-methane).[5] by weight, and includes many other bromine- and iodine-containing organic compounds.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ní Chualáin, F., Maggs, C.A., Saunders, G.W. & Guiry, M.D. (2004). "The invasive genus Asparagopsis (Bonnemaisoniaceae, Rhodophyta): molecular systematics, morphology, and ecophysiology of Falkenbergia isolates". Journal of Phycology 40 (6): 1112–1126. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.2004.03135.x. 
  2. ^ a b B. Jay Burreson et al. (1976). "Volatile halogen compounds in the alga Asparagopsis taxiformis (Rhodophyta)". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 24 (4): 856–861. doi:10.1021/jf60206a040. 
  3. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Hoyt Elbert (2003). "lookup of kohu ". in Hawaiian Dictionary. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  4. ^ Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Hoyt Elbert (2003). "lookup of limu kohu ". in Hawaiian Dictionary. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ Burreson, B. Jay; Moore, Richard E.; Roller, Peter P. (1976). "Volatile halogen compounds in the alga Asparagopsis taxiformis (Rhodophyta)". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 24 (4): 856. doi:10.1021/jf60206a040. 

External links[edit]

Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "'Asparagopsis taxiformis'". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.