Sea Vegetables are a Superfood. I use them in almost everything. Even deserts sometimes. The dulse you can get in a shaker and I use it instead of sea salt most of the time.
The girls love to make Nori rolls out of almond paste and veggies. Before they dance it gives them a huge energy boost.
You dont have to eat raw to enjoy the benefits of Sea Vegetables. They will go with anything.
Different types of Sea Vegetables
- Kanten – Also known as “Agar Agar” this sea vegetable is clear and often tasteless; it looks much like gelatin but contains no animal product, so it is a good choice for a raw food diet. It is often used for pudding to thicken it or for pies. All you have to do is dissolve it in warm water or other liquid.
- Arame – This is a sweet sea vegetable, which is nice because many sea vegetables are more salty than sweet. It contains plenty of calcium and potassium as well as fiber.
- Kombu – This sea vegetable has lots of calcium, iodine, magnesium and even iron. You need only a small square piece of this sea vegetable to add to your favorite dish.
- Nori – Nori is often the seaweed you see wrapped delicately around sushi. The amount you see wrapped around sushi is about the right amount to use, times the amount of sushi you plan to eat.
- Wakame – This is a softer form of sea vegetable that contains lots of fiber and like bananas, also contains potassium. It does have a sweet flavor so you can add oranges, cranberries and walnuts to the salad for extra flair and flavor.
The benefits of eating sea vegetables as part of a healthy diet should be quite obvious. In case you haven't realized their full potential yet, here is a summary of what these amazing ‘vegetables’ of the sea have to offer:
- They are packed full of B vitamins
- They contain chlorophyll which helps restore energy and vitality
- The offer plenty of fiber
- They often contain vitamins C, E and A
- Some contain calcium, magnesium and potassium
- Some offer adequate protein to supplement the diet
- A little often provides a lot of satiety
- There are many to try so you never feel bored with them
- They often spice up traditional dishes for a new and interesting experience
- They are often inexpensive
- They won't go stale because they are dried
- You can take them anywhere