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Tasting: BROWN SEAWEED, how they support a healthier you!

KEEN TO LEARN ABOUT SEAWEED? THEIR COLOUR MEANS SOMETHING IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH… Seaweeds have been praised throughout history for their nourishing properties & medicinal uses. The colour group they belong to speaks to the nutritional particularities of the species in the group. Come and learn about Brown Seaweeds, they include: Kelp, Kombu, Wakame, Sea…
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WAKAME – Culinary Inspiration

With a mild taste that gives it great versatility. Although there is much Wakame culinary inspiration coming from Asia - Wakame is a Japanese staple often found floating on a bowl of miso soup - there is much tradition in the West with Alaria, a seaweed that has been dubbed the 'Atlantic Wakame'. In Japanese, wakame…
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WAKAME – Nutrition & Wellness

Wakame nutrition & wellness properties come from its high concentration in essential nutrients and the presence of unique compounds that support the cardiovascular system, maintain hormonal balance, strengthen bones, improve circulation and promote skin health. In Asia, especially Japan, the beneficial effects of Wakame have been understood since antiquity as noted in folk sayings such as "Wakame…
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Invasive Seaweed from Asia: WAKAME

Wakame (U. pinnatifida), has been regarded as a noxious invasive seaweed in countries other than its native distribution area. Its introduction to other waters was believed to be through the ballast water of cargo ships from Asia because the spores (gametophytes) contained in the water can survive the long-distance trip. In New Zealand, Undaria pinnatifida was…
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WAKAME – Traditional Uses & Western Awareness

Oriental medicine has traditionally used Wakame for blood purification, intestinal strength, skin, hair, reproductive organs and menstrual regularity. It was also given to people recovering from disease. In Korea, the wakame soup (miyeokguk) is popularly consumed by women after giving birth because the seaweed contains high levels of calcium and iodine, nutrients that are important for…
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WAKAME – History & Evolution

The origin and much of Wakame history is found in Asia, especially in Japan. Native to cold temperate coastal areas of Japan, Korea, and China, in recent decades Wakame has become established in temperate regions around the world, including New Zealand, the United States, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Australia and Mexico. Sea vegetables have played…
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BROWN SEAWEEDS – Nutritional Benefits & Quick Applications

Brown seaweeds, known for their iodine content, include the largest sea plants, some of them part of large under-water forests. There are about 160 species in New Zealand. Although grouped as ‘brown’, their colour may vary. The most popular edible brown species are: Kelp / Kombu, Wakame, Sea Spaghetti & Bladderwrack. NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF BROWN…
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Make Your Own Seaweed Wraps, It’s Easy !

Most people's first experience of seaweed is sushi. These little bite size morsels are considered 'fast food' in Japan. Although they are a delicious way to start appreciating the taste of nori, the seaweed wraps are often over processed and glazed with flavoured salty mixtures to make them shiny and resistant to the ambient moisture, which…
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