Dried Wakame Seaweed Organic
The Wakame seaweed is collected by hand in their natural environment on the Galician coast and then dried, which gives it a much longer shelf life. Wakame is known for its intense taste of the sea and has a juicy, crunchy texture.
Use of wakame seaweed
Wakame are used in many different dishes around the world. We perhaps know them best as the seaweed found in miso soup. They have a subtle taste of the sea and a rather meaty, slightly crunchy texture. They can be used soaked in salads or cooked in soups and Asian dishes. Since the seaweed becomes 6 times larger when soaked or cooked than when dried, it is advisable to use only small quantities.
- to hydrate: soak in water for 10 minutes.
- For cooking: boil in water for 5 minutes.
Healthy properties of seaweed
Seaweed is very versatile and can be used as an ingredient in all kinds of dishes as well as for seasoning. In addition, seaweed is very healthy as it contains many different nutrients and vitamins:
- It contains a lot of iodine. Even a small amount covers the daily requirement.
- Among other things, seaweed contains protein, soluble and insoluble fibre, vitamins B1 and B2, iron, manganese, copper, vitamin B12 and omega-3 fats.
- In smaller quantities it also contains vitamins A, C, E and K, folic acid, zinc, sodium, calcium and magnesium.
- Seaweed contain antioxidants
Directions for eating seaweed
Seaweed is naturally rich in iodine. Although iodine is very important for normal thyroid function, excessive intake can lead to thyroid dysfunction. Therefore, an average daily intake of no more than 0.2 mg iodine is recommended. The iodine content varies depending on the type of seaweed and the preparation method. Therefore, please pay attention to the information on the package.
May contain traces of crustaceans, shellfish and fish.
*from controlled organic cultivation