Dried/instant wakame seaweed

 

Among seaweeds, wakame contains a comparatively high amount of calcium, and is said to be effective as a remedy for constipation and to make hair shiny. Dried wakame must first be reconstituted in water, after which dousing it with boiling water and then dipping it in cold water will enhance the color and texture. Instant wakame can be used straight from the package in soups and simmered dishes.

Nutrition

- Wakame seaweed is rich in iodine and calcium, and minerals such as iron.

How to pick and store

- Choose seaweed with a deep color, and store salted seaweed in the refrigerator and dried seaweed in a place with low humidity.

Preparation

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

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