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Is SeaWeed Healthy For You?

Would you believe that seaweed contains more fiber than vegetables and more protein than meat? Shocking isn't it? It is even said to have more calcium than milk. Seaweed is a key intake in Japan.

I have packed seaweed for camping trips before, and they were delightful. Perhaps there is something about being outdoors, and in nature that gives me the urge to eat healthy too. Camping and camp fires are not exactly the ideal situation for gourmet meals, so I would pack as much ready to eat food as I can. Other great reasons to pack seaweed for camping trips are: it can stay fresh in the cooler for a few days, and its compactness makes it easy for storing.

I consume seaweed for pure pleasure, which is the love of the taste. However, now that I know its health benefits, I will be sure to spoil myself a little more. You could buy the medium grade seaweed in a Korean, Japanese, or Asian market, although you must consider the different types of seaweed and grades. The ones I normally buy in the stores are pre-packed and most likely not the premium grade. Plus, I wouldn't know if I am getting high or low grade anyhow, because I can’t tell the difference yet. I haven’t attempted to make seaweed from scratch because there is more complications than a novice like me would want to handle. For now, the ingredients below are how they come and I would top it off with some Tabasco sauce and lemon juice.



Ingredients: 150g Wakame, 10ml Rice wine vinegar, 10ml Sesame oil, ½ tsp White sesame seeds, ½ tsp Black sesame seeds, ¼ tsp Chili flakes, Salt. Seaweed is delicious with Sushi or just by itself. You can top it off with Tabasco sauce and some lemon juice.


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13 comments :

  1. I don't think I tasted seaweed before! Anything that smells fishy, I have a hard time. Your dish looks delightful though.

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  2. My darling! I have been running like a headless chicken planning my wed anniversary for this Sunday, so apologies if I have popped by... :)

    I had no idea about all the nutritional value of seaweed..Thank you!

    What does it actually taste of?

    xoxo will be back on Tuesday but just wanted to say hi before I leave! :) hehehe

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  3. i love seaweed salad, your pictures of seaweeds are very inviting.

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  4. Um... hmmm... it LOOKS good. ;) Can't fathom actually tasting it, though. Where on earth would I even find it to eat? I'm thinking small-town Kansas might not be the place to be for seaweed consumption. :)

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  5. Happy pink Sat! I'm trying to visit as many blogs as I can, but doubt I'l do all 270 plus! It's great we're all kindred spirits!

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  6. Thanks for sharing and linking up!! Have a safe and fabulous weekend!

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  7. Oh your seaweed dish is so delicious looking, and mouth-watering!

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  8. I love seawood, especially the wakame salad...yummy stuff. Also, Costco now sells the big plastic jars of small dried seawood strips. My family eats it like potato chips
    ( a bit pricy for a snack but I like to add it to ramen and miso ).

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  9. Chan did a wonderful article about the nutrition of wakame. I had never heard about it before. Now you are mentioning it also. I need to see if I can find some and try it.

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  10. What a great post, very good information. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  11. I am still on the fence about whether I like seaweed. I love sushi but never choose to eat seaweed just on a salad for some reason. This looks gorgeous though!
    I would love it if you shared this with Healthy Vegan Fridays, a blog hop co-hosted by 3 bloggers. I'm sure our readers would really enjoy this. You can submit a post from Friday to end of Tuesday:
    http://www.greenthickies.com/healthy-vegan-friday-30/

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  12. I love wakame salad, but I've never made it. I'm going to pin this and see if I can find some seaweed to make it myself.

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  13. I like the wakame salad, so I bulk buy it at costco.

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