Packing an enormous nutrient punch, sea vegetables are quite often overlooked when preparing dishes. High in mineral content found in oceans, sea veggies offer a unique nutritional profile and provide powerful health benefits. They are an excellent source of calcium, sodium, folic acid and magnesium. They also contain lignans, which are cancer-protective and can reduce inflammation in the body.
What Are Sea Veggies?
Common sea veggies include arame, dulse, kombu, kelp, hijiki, nori, and wakame. There are many varieties, but these will be easiest to find in your local grocery store, in the dried vegetable section.
Always look for quality and check the sourcing of your sea vegetables. Sustainability is key in our food system and sea vegetables are no exception! Also, be sure to buy organically grown sea vegetables to ensure the highest quality standards.
Here is a recipe I created utilizing a mixture of sea veggies. You can chop wakame, dulse and kombu to make your own mixture at home, or keep it simple by heating up coconut oil and pan-frying kombu – makes for a tasty treat!