Love them or hate them, vegetables are and should be on everyone’s daily diet. They provide a source of many wonderful nutrients such as vitamins, iron, potassium, and calcium. Also known for their medicinal properties, vegetables are a powerhouse and one thing is for sure, they are here to stay. Here’s the catch though, these are not your ordinary veggies. Sea veggies….. Gasp I do hear, did he just say sea veggies? Sure did.
They are here and make no mistake about it they are super yummy. They have been around for a considerable time and are used in cuisines all over the globe, especially in countries such as China, Japan, Norway, Wales and Ireland. Their flavor is a subtle pleasantly salty, due to the fact of a combination of calcium, magnesium, potassium and several other minerals which can be found in our planet oceans.
Sea Vegetables come with a lot of health benefits too; they are good for expecting mums, prevent aging, lower cholesterol and detoxify your body. I tend to use it very much like spinach; Use them in stir-fries, soups, and salads. The powdered form I would sprinkle over popcorn or use as an alternative to salt. I have used several types and here is my list. So why not get to your local supermarket and experiment with this wonder vegetables in the kitchen? I am certain you will not regret it….
Dulse: Try frying it, has a taste like bacon flavor.
Samphire: Try this in salads or serve it with fish.
Sea lettuce: Spice enhancer, aromatic ingredient. Try sprinkling the flakes into soups, Pizza toppings, and chicken.
Wakame: Slightly sweet flavor. Use in soups (Miso) and salads.
Agar: Wonderful for fashioning yummy sugar-free desserts and is a substitute for gelatin. Also, has mild laxative properties, so good for people who suffer from constipation.