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Maybe you’ve heard about sea vegetables, or even tried miso soup or seaweed salad at a sushi restaurant. Eating seaweed can definitely be a bit scary at first, but you’ll see how easy it is to add them into your diet! You can find seaweed at health food stores (usually in the Asian section) or some Asian grocery stores.

Sea Vegetable Varieties:

  • Kombu
  • Dulse
  • Nori
  • Arame
  • Agar Agar
  • Wakame

Why Eat Sea Vegetables:

  • packed with nutrients and chlorophyll
  • can help to reduce blood cholesterol, improve digestion, strengthen teeth and bones (from Integrative Nutrition)
  • they have a salty flavor from a balanced combination of sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and other trace minerals (from Whole Foods MarketĀ Guide to Sea Veggies)

How to Eat Sea Vegetables:

Do you eat sea vegetables? How?

 

9 Comments (Reply )

  1. Jenn (eating bender)
    May 22, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    I still remember the first time I tried seaweed. I don’t know if it was just a bad portion or what, but it was not a good experience, haha! Now I love it. Miso soup is another favorite. I’ve never tried making my own though. Thanks for the tips!

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  2. Faith @ For the Health of It
    May 22, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    Seaweed salad is my absolute favorite. I could literally dive facefirst into a bowl of it!

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  3. tina
    May 22, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

    The Rock Shrimp Poke with Hijiki looks so appetizing!

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    • Emily
      May 22, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

      I know, doesn’t it? I have to make it soon!

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  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    May 22, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of sea vegetables (I think it’s a mental thing), but I actually do like the “seaweed snacks” from TJ’s, especially the wasabi flavor. It’s not really surprising that it comes from TJ’s, is it? :)

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    • Emily
      May 22, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

      Haha, no, not at all. We are fans of the sesame variety. :)

      Reply

  5. Lori
    May 22, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    I have heard of sea vegetables, and I would love to try them! They are hard to come by around here, but I have my eye out.

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  6. luv what you do
    May 22, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    I have read a lot of recent recipes with sea veggies, but I haven’t made them yet. I know they are super healthy and I think soup would be a good place for me to start. One day, I will try them!

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  7. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    May 23, 2012 @ 6:11 am

    I’m totally scared, but I’m bookmarking this since I have a feeling I will run into seaweed quite a bit next year! :)

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