Glossary - Ingredients

Wakame Seaweed


Although salted and dried wakame seaweed is available year-round, fresh wakame seaweed is harvested between February and June.



Wakame seaweed is rich in iodine and calcium, and is also a good source of minerals such as iron.

Connoisseur selection / storage

Fresh wakame seaweed is available during spring but salted and dried varieties of wakame seaweed are most common. Mekabu seaweed is also a type of wakame seaweed. Select wakame seaweed that has deep color, store salted varieties in a refrigerator and dried varieties in a place with low humidity.

Cooking Tips

Wakame seaweed can be used in soups, salads and simmered dishes.

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