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Wakame: The Japanese Seaweed

In Japan, people really enjoy their dishes with seaweed.

Wakame seaweed is an ingredient increasingly in demand in the kitchens of the world’s best restaurants. Its nutritional values are convincing reasons to include it in our diet. It strengthens defenses, provides minerals, and protects bones. All this makes the wakame seaweed a great gastronomic richness to be discovered.

 

How is the wakame seaweed consumed

 

Due to its increasing popularity, the wakame seaweed is one of the most demanded today. It is part of the most personal preparations in the land of the rising sun. However, it is also consumed and appreciated in China and Korea and, increasingly, in the West. The famous miso soup, wakame salad with cucumber, or wakame powder as a spice, are just some of its practical uses.

 

It combines very well with fresh vegetables such as leek or onion. Of course, it is ideal in soups and rice. It also works very well in fresh salads.

 

Main properties 

 

-It is depurative: Its consumption helps to purify the blood and activates the circulatory system.

 

-Prevents osteoporosis: Due to its high calcium content, it strengthens the bones and helps prevent their deterioration. 

 

-Regulates the nervous system: It’s content in B vitamins is beneficial for stabilizing the nervous system.

 

-It is immunostimulant: Its strong antioxidant effect contributes to cell renewal. Its high contribution to vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, and C) helps the immune system to stay healthy to fight any type of infection.

 

-Remineralising: The wakame seaweed has a high iodine content, which is why its mineral contribution is so revitalizing. It also contains potassium and iron.

 

You can find Wakame in many supermarkets in the International aisle, in health food stores, and of course, Asian grocerie

 

“””Wakame is the favorite seaweed in the country.””
– Cr. Yomi Yomi”

 

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