Glassweed (Scinaia)



Choose tender plants with tangled branches and plump stems.


Wrap in leaves but do not store long-term.


  • •Wash plant well before use.
  • •Normally eaten fresh with or without salad dressing.
  • •Can be cooked lightly in coconut milk.

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Brown Ribbon Weed

Brown ribbon weed is found on shallow reefs, inlagoons, and in seagrass beds. The plant has Y-shaped branches and flat blades that are golden to dark brown in color. Different varieties can grow all year round in clumps or separately and shine in different colors underwater (Novaczek, 2001).

Traditional Names
  • Palauan – char