Delicious seaweed salad wakame

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Port: Dalian
Payment Terms: L/C,T/T
Supply Ability: 50 Metric Ton/Metric Tons per Month
Product Type: Seaweed
Style: Dried
Drying Process: FD
Place of Origin: Liaoning China
Brand Name: OEM
Packaging: Box
Certification: ISO
Shelf Life: 18 months
Cultivation Type: Common
Variety: Nori
Taste: delicious
Appearance: leafy and deep green
Served: dried/seasoned with salt, pepper or herbs and flavor
Nutritional Value: high
Storing Tips: stored in an airtight container in a dark, dry place
Good with high blood pressure: because it contains alginic acid
Growing environment: grows on rocks as deep as 3-10 meters in the sea
Availability: wakame is available year-round
Functions: healthy/prevent certain forms of cancer
Style: Versatile
Delivery Detail: 20 days after order confirmed
Packaging Detail: Cartons

Delicious seaweed salad wakame
Undaria Pinnatifida
Silver Grade
Used Extensively As Soup Stock
An Edible Ocean

 

About Wakame

Seaweeds are large algae that grow in salt water all over the world. There are three main types of seaweed: green, brown and red. Wakame is a brown seaweed, but when boiled, it changes color to bright green.

The Latin name for wakame is Undaria pinnatifida, and it is one of the most commonly eaten seaweeds in Japan.

Harvesting Wakame
In Japan, wakame is harvested from winter through spring and into summer in some colder areas. Fresh wakame can be found in markets during this harvest season, and dried wakame is available in Japan year-round. In North America, dried wakame can be found in Asian and natural food stores (the Atlantic equivalent of wakame is alaria).

Most of the wakame eaten in Japan is cultivated on ropes in the open sea and harvested several months later, but fishing communities also still cut and gather wakame that grows naturally on rocks not far from shore. And people like Nanami
’s grandmother still wade into the surf to gather wakame that washes ashore in early spring.

Cooking with Wakame
Dried wakame needs to be soaked in lukewarm water for about 20 minutes to be rehydrated; it will swell to about twice its size! After soaking, cut away any midrib or other tough sections (not necessary if your wakame is the pre-chopped variety). If you want your wakame to turn bright green, drop it into boiling water, then remove with tongs or a slotted spoon and quickly rinse in cold water. You can also drop chopped wakame into soup just before serving. Wakame is high in nutrients and should not be boiled or simmered for more than a minute, or it will lose these important nutrients. Wakame has a nice crisp texture and is delicious in soups and salads. Click on the link at the left for a PDF file of Koshigoe, Kamakura, wakame recipes.

Eating Wakame
Wakame is eaten in many forms—chopped in soups and salads, minced and mixed with salt and sesame seeds as a rice topping, toasted and dried as snack food, and even sweetened in candies.

To prepare, rinse briefly and soak in fresh water for 5 minutes, draining promptly.

 

Recipe: Wakame Miso Soup

 

Serves 4

 

6 cups water or vegetable stock

 

1 medium carrot, sliced diagonally

 

3 Tbsp Emerald Cove Silver Grade Pacific Wakame

 

2 scallions, thinly slices diagonally

 

3-4 Tbsp Miso Master Organic Country Barley or Traditional Red Miso

 

Bring stock to a simmer, add carrots, and cook until tender (about 10 minutes). Soak wakame in cold water for 10 minutes. When carrots are tender, add wakame to stock and simmer for one minute. Then add scallions and simmer another minute. Remove from heat. Dissolve miso in some of the broth and return to pot. Allow to steep briefly before serving.