- Wakame is one of the sweeter tasting sea vegetables, requiring little preparation. It is highly recommended in the Macrobiotic diet because of its highly alkaline qualities, and in Japanese folk medicine, Wakame is known as a cleanser and a strengthener of the blood.
Wakame is an excellent source of minerals, good source of vegetarian protein, dietary fibre, calcium & iron, essential amino acids and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B12 & C, it is often given to people recovering from disease or women who have just given birth.
Pacific Harvest farmed Wakame has been blanched, cut into fronds and dried. It can be easily rehydrated back to its original state and beautiful green colour by placing the dried fronds in warm water for 3 minutes - it will expand to about 5 times its dried size. In cooking, farmed Wakame is a subtle mix of marine flavours. It can be used as a side vegetable in a meal, in soups or made into salads. The normal serving size is about 1 tablespoon of dried Wakame (about 2.5 grams).
Harvest's farmed Wakame is imported from Asia; it is cultivated by a Japanese company outside Japan and grows in areas free from the currents carrying contaminants and has been tested for your safety.
Pacific Harvest wild Wakame is wild harvested and dried naturally to preserve its natural colour and nutritional properties. The white powder sometimes found on the dried leaves is a naturally occurring amino-acid with a very distinctive savoury taste. It is most often presented as large leaf and can be used as a wrap for food.
Harvest's New Zealand wild Wakame is harvested from several sites around New Zealand.
- Totally natural Wakame (undaria sp.) dried sea vegetable - free of additives.
- “I love this stuff, and I eat this in some way every day. Easy, just sprinkle in your soup and wait a minute or two and it's ready to eat."
- B. Hood (Houston, United States)
- Coming soon
Doug and Louise Fawcett bought Pacific Harvest in 2002 with the idea of making sea vegetables a more integral part of Western cooking with a focus equally on the superfood aspects of seaweed as well as providing a great taste experience.
New Zealand based Pacific Harvest supplies fine seaweed which are made in small and high quality batches. Their types of seaweed from New Zealand include Karengo (NZ Nori) , Agar and Kelp. All of the sea vegetables are selected and hand-harvested by professionals that have made a career of harvesting seaweed. This process is undertaken in areas of New Zealand where nature has remained pristine and free of contaminants.
All Pacific Harvest products are of top quality and free from contamination and radiation.
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