If you have never tried sea vegetables/weeds, this is a great apportunity. There are many edible sea vegetables available and wakame is one of my favorites. I also love roasted nori, kombu and hijiki.
Wakame is a sea vegetable that has many benefits nutritionally, and is low in fat and calories. It helps to prevent heart disease, diabetes, cancer and diabetes. It is excellent for those on a weight loss program and it is believed that it burns fat. It is beneficial for those with hypothyroidism, strokes and tumors. It is a good source of magnesium, iodine, calcium, iron, Vitamin A, C, E, K, D, B2k, folate and lignans.
- 1 ounce dried wakame
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cucumber, cut into strips
- 1 carrot, cut into strips
Place wakame in a bowl, cover with warm water and soak for 20 minutes to rehydrate. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix lemon juice, coconut aminos, maple syrup, sesame oil, and garlic. Drain wakame, patting off extra water with a towel. In a large bowl, combine wakame, carrots, cucumbers and dressing. Garnish with sesame seeds.
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