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Caulerpa lentillifera is one of the favored species of edible Caulerpa due to its soft and succulent texture. They are also known as sea grapes, green caviar, "ar-arosep", or "lato" in the Philippines. C. lentillifera is farmed in the Philippines and in Okinawa where the plant is eaten fresh.
C. lentillifera is usually eaten raw with vinegar, as a snack or in a salad.
Spotted on Nov 5, 2011
Submitted on Nov 17, 2011