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The cooking qualities and health benefits of some edible seaweeds were discovered in East Asia many hundreds and even thousands of years ago. Among them wakame seaweed has been one of the most widely known and used types of algae. Nowadays it is highly valued not only in China and Japan, where it initially comes from, but also in many other parts of our world.
Although it may seem a little bit strange to the Westerners, but seaweeds or sea vegetables, as they are also called, are very versatile in Asian cuisine. Fresh, marinated or dried, they can be both basic and extra elements for the wide diversity of dishes, including soups, salads and, of course, sushi. For example, the edible wakame is used for making Japanese miso soup, green garnishes, as well as a delicious and extremely healthy wakame salad. By the way, in recent years this salad has become one of the most ordered dishes at sushi restaurants worldwide.
And now you have an opportunity to serve your favorite seaweed salad at home. The thing is that here in the US we have to think really long and hard about where to buy wakame seaweed of indubitable quality. That is why at Marky’s Gourmet Store we have selected the prime wakame seaweed salad, for you to fully enjoy the original and fresh Asian treat.
The common Japanese name of this marine plant consists of two parts: the first part “waka” literally means “young seaweed”, while the part “me” was added to define edible types of seaweeds. The whole word should be pronounced as wok-ah-may.
As wakame was one of the most consumed algae, along with nori it was even used as a kind of tax in ancient Japan. The natural qualities of this seaweed also had an impact on maintaining its important role in Japanese cuisine, which has not diminished until the present times. So, wakame is an extremely potent source of iodine, calcium, magnesium and iron, along with essential vitamin A, C, D and E.
The first thing that should be specified is the right spelling of the seaweed’s name. Because we and the Japanese pronounce certain sounds in different ways, in the word “wakame” the last letter may be mistaken. The wrong variant is usually written as “wakami salad”. So, what we should remember is that this exotic word should be spelled “wakame”.
In American menus you may also find goma salad and chuka salad. For both dishes the wakame seaweed is used as a base. The English word for “goma” is “sesame”. Roasted sesame seeds and sesame oil are added as seasonings for this treat, so it can be also regarded as sesame seaweed salad. “Chuka” actually means “Chinese”. Despite the fact that we often consider the dish to be a traditional Japanese seaweed salad, the Japanese themselves claim that the original recipe came to them from Chinese cuisine.
At Marky’s Gourmet Store we always strive for providing our valued customers with exquisite products and comfortable service, so that you could know for sure where to buy wakame seaweed salad and other seafood specialties of exceptional quality. You can order seafood online 24/7 and with only one click. In our turn, we guarantee safe overnight delivery of all products.
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|Ingredients:||Seaweed, Agar-Agar, Sesame Seed, Sesame Oil, Kikurage Mushroom, Sugar, Vinegar, Salt, Red Pepper, Disodium 5’-Inosinate, Disodium 5’-Guanylate, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Blue#1|
|Net weight:||4.4 lb|
|Shipping:||Product is perishable and will be shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight|
|Shelf Life Refrigerated:||10 Days|