Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Wakame or Undaria pinnatifida, is a sea vegetable, or edible seaweed. It has a subtly sweet flavour and is most often served in soups and salads. The young wakame, the kind we find nowadays the most in shops, can be cooked or just soaked and eaten raw. Sea-farmers have grown wakame for hundreds of years in Japan and Korea. Wakame lowers your bad cholesterol (LDL) and controls your blood sugar level, so is advised for diabetes. It also protects from goiter, constipation, large intestine cancer and gives you a healthy skin.
If you live in Thailand, you can buy your wakame here.