By Rita~ on August 17, 2007
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
"Seaweed has amazing properties! Sea vegetables are virtually fat-free, low calorie and are one of the richest sources of minerals in the vegetable kingdom. According to Seibin and Teruko Arasaki, authors of Vegetables from the Sea, “All of the minerals required by human beings, including calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iodine, iron, and zinc are present in sufficient amounts. In addition, there are many trace elements in seaweeds.” They also contain vitamins as vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), B1, B2, B6, niacin, vitamin C, pantothenic acid, and folic acid. Analysis has shown trace amounts of vitamin B12, which rarely occurs in land vegetables. Sea vegetables have been shown to cleanse the body of toxic pollutants. Seaweed feeds the shafts and the ducts of the scalp to help improve the health of the hair. It has been said that the thick, black, lustrous hair of the Japanese is partly due to their regular diet of brown sea vegetables such as arame. Research has shown that minerals are important to healthy hair growth, and arame has a high mineral content. Other health benefits, according to Carlson Wade’s book Health Secrets from the Orient, include regulating the hormones, enriching the bloodstream, assisting in metabolism, promoting a youthful skin color, and helping to warm the body to promote mental youthfulness. So enjoy this nutritionally-packed food on the planet."
Serving Size: 1 (45 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Super food (super healthy) in a super delicious form! What more can anyone want."
"I am amazed! My DH asked if I could try to make some seaweed salad, (like the one he recently had a local restaurant) because he loved it! I had never had it, so went on an adventure in finding a suitable recipe. Of course, Rita would have it! I followed this exactly, and we both loved this....it was healthy, great tasting, and so easy! A must try!! Even if you think you won't like it, I loved it, and I never thought I would. Made for Diabetic Tailgate Party!
"This was really, really good. Much better than any seaweed salad I've ever had in a restaurant, and I didn't even use the best quality seaweed. I had all the ingredients and I followed the recipe very closely. Delicious. Even my picky husband loved it."
"I have died and gone to HEAVEN! I followed the recipe exactly and it was DELISH!!!"
"I bought some dried seaweed about 5 years ago and I never knew what to do with it until now (foods that are dehydrated can be stored for years). I have researched the health benefits of seaweed and was amazed. I want to eat it 2 - 4 times a week. This recipe is simple, fast, and above all, delicious. I like a little spice-heat so I substituted, hot sesame oil for the regular, left out the sugar and cilantro, only used 1/2 clove of garlic minced, and this came out phenomenal. I will be going to Chinatown next week to stock up on seaweed. It is an ancient food and it provides your body with the minerals that are not in the American diet. Thank you so much for posting this recipe."
"I can't believe I have not reviewed this magnificent Seaweed Salad, I love it and make it frequently, it tastes just like the Ban Chan from our favorite Korean restaurant. DH does not eat it, he does not like seaweed, more for me. Thanks Rita."
"I have been looking for the "RIGHT" recipe for a long time. Perfection! Thank you for sharing!"
"This is the first time that I've prepared seaweed!! It was a lovely suprise. I think next time I'll use less vinegar, for my taste, and maybe more sesame. It was a hit with my guests."
"Delicious. I love seaweed salad. I could eat it every day, and this one is wonderful."
"Simple and delicious!"
"I'm so glad I picked this to make! I halved the recipe and will make this again! Thanks Rita for a yummy recipe! Made for the Australian Recipe Swap#16!"
"delicious! i ommited the cilantro entirely and used a bit of wasabi powder in place of the red pepper flakes - this little tweak made it taste kind of like sushi but without the rice. it was awesome! this recipe is definitely a keeper."
"This was soooo good! I used a 14 oz. bag of salted seaweed ( not dried ), and I halved the amount of cilantro just because I'm not that crazy about the taste. I will definitely make this again."