Dried wakame flakes are an easy way to add nutrients and a savory favor base to soups, stews, casseroles, rice, pasta, and vegetable dishes. You don't need a recipe — just throw in a small handful and adjust as needed!
North Atlantic Wakame (Alaria esulenta) is a member of the kelp family of seaweeds. You may have tasted it before in a Japanese seaweed salad or as the seaweed bits floating in miso soup.
It's a notable source of Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium, as well as Vitamin A, Vitmain K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, plus antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, DHA omega oils, digestive aids, essential amino acids and protein.
Slightly sweet with a mild vegetal flavor and delicate texture, it easily absorbs the flavors of whatever you pair it (while also boosting the umami flavor of the dish) it's one of the most versatile seaweeds out there. You can even make a healthful tea with a teaspoon and a cup of boiling water.
- Sustainably wild harvested from the Gulf of Maine
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