SEA VEGETABLES

 

Sea plants are the stable in the Japanese diet and provide a rich source of many minerals and nutritients for the body. 

 

Sea vegetables have the following benefits:

  • Prevent aging and chronic disease.

  • Lower cholesterol.

  • Solve mineral deficiencies.

  • Detoxify your body from heavy metals, environmental pollutants and carcinogens.

  • Helps control the growth of pathogenic viruses, candida, and pathogenic bacteria.

  • Balance thyroid function.

  • Fight constipation

 

Here are some well-known healthy sea vegetables worth incorporating into your diet:

  • Arame – This mild, almost sweet brown kelp is a great place to begin if you’re unaccustomed to eating sea veggies. It's usually found in finely shredded strands that have a crispy texture. Soak a small handful in water until soft, add to your favorite salad then toss on your favorite salad dressing. How to Use: Soak arame until it softens. After that you can chop it and toss it into a salad without even cooking it. If you want to serve it as a delicious hot dish, it's great with sautéed sweet onions and other vegies. 

  • Nori – These “seaweed sheets” work great as wraps and taste delicious when toasted. You can also purchase Nori already toasted.  In Japan Nori is often cut into strips and then used to pick up food.

  • Kombu – Popular ingredient in miso soup and other Japanese dishes. just put a small strip in water and simmer for 45 minutes or longer on low heat. This makes a wonderful mineral-rich broth. Add simple cook veggies if you wish. 

  • Wakame – Closely related to kombu, this variety was found to have fat burning properties that could fight obesity, according to research from Japan.

  • Hijiki – Makes a great natural beauty aid. This very black sea veggie is a nutritional powerhouse.  It needs more cooking than arame.

  • Dulse – Great as a snack because it’s packed with protein and iron. How to Use: You can eat dulse right out of the package as a quick snack that's packed with protein and iron. Carry it with you and eat it when you need some energy or brain food. You can also purchase packages of dulse flakes and sprinkle it on salads.

  • Agar – Agar is wonderful for creating delicious sugar-free desserts. It is a vegetarian alternative to gelatin. It can be used in both sweet and savory dishes and has mild laxative properties...so can be helpful if you suffer from constipation.

  • Kelp – A brown algae, kelp grows in nutrient-rich ocean water and is packed with vitamins, minerals and iodine. Kelp is thought to be especially useful for prostate, pancreas and digestive health. If you have a thyroid disorder like hypo-thyroid, hashimoto’s (an autoimmune issue) and even hyperthyroid kelp is frequently recommended. Your thyroid needs minerals  (like the ones found in ocean veggies) and certain fats to work well.

 

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  • Sea Lettuce - Despite a strong seafood taste and odor, it’s delicate after drying and crumbles easily into tiny tender pieces.

  • Ogonori - Also known as sea moss, ogonori is a source of agar that is typically eaten cold.

  • Bladderwrack - Used as an additive and flavoring in Europe, bladderwrack has proved most useful in the treatment of underactive thyroid glands (hypothyroidism) and goitre.

  • Alaria - Though versions of alaria can be called nori or wakame, this brown algae is common along the entire Pacific coast of North America.

 

WHERE TO FIND SEA VEGETABLES

Many of these sea vegetables can be found in health food stores, Asian markets and international-oriented produce markets.

Search for the more unusual ones online.

 

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Vicki Witt

Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Coach, Certified LEAP allergy therapist, Reiki Master

BS (Nutr & Food Sci) PG Dip Clin Nutr RNutr

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