NUTRITIONIST CHOICE Wakame Flakes – 50g
Ingredients: Dried Wakame. Ideal for making snacks or adding to soups such as ones from our recipe range.
Seaweed or sea vegetables are forms of algae that grow in the sea. They’re a food source for ocean life and range in colour from red to green to brown to black. Seaweed grows along rocky shorelines around the world, but it’s most commonly eaten in Asian countries such as Japan, Korea and China.
It’s extremely versatile and can be used in many dishes, including sushi rolls, soups and stews, salads, supplements and smoothies. What’s more, seaweed is highly nutritious, so a little goes a long way. Each type of seaweed has a unique set of nutrients. Sprinkling some dried seaweed on your food not only adds taste, texture and flavour to your meal, but it’s an easy way to boost your intake of vitamins and minerals.
Check out what’s in seaweed:
- Iodine and Tyrosine – which support thyroid function.
- Source of Vitamins and Minerals and protective anti-oxidants – Iodine, B vitamins, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Copper, vitamins A, C, E and K, along with folate, B12, zinc, sodium, calcium and magnesium to name a few.
- Macronutrients such as protein and omega 3 fats.
- Fibre and pre-biotics that support gut health and feed good gut bacteria.
How to use the dried seaweed:
Simply take a small hand full of the dried seaweed and leave it to soak in a large bowel of water for about 15 minutes. This allows the seaweed to fully plump up and regenerate. Make sure there is adequate water so that all the seaweed absorbs it evenly. Then drain the water and use the seaweed mixed in with a soup, in a salad or as a side with some toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds sprinkled on top. Note: you can keep the water/liquid left over from soaking the seaweed for cooking rice or other foods in it, as it is rich in nutrients.