Organic Irish Wakame (Alaria esculenta)
Granule Flavour Enhancer.
Wakame granules can be used as a flavour enhancer or as a salt replacement.
Irish Wakame is a sea vegetable, or edible seaweed. It has a subtly sweet flavour and is most often served in soups, pasta, stir fry and salads.
- Organic Wakame is a rich source of eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega 3 fatty acid. At over 400 mg/100 kcal or almost 1 mg/kJ,
- It has one of the higher nutrient calorie ratios for this nutrient, and among the very highest for a vegetarian source.
- A typical 1-2 tablespoon serving of wakame contains roughly 3.75–7.5 kcal and provides 15–30 mg of omega-3 fatty acids.
- Wakame also has high levels of sodium calcium, iodine, thiamine, and niacin.
- Contains all trace elements needed by humans, and has a high protein content.
- Irish Wakame can help lengthen the shelf life of food.
- Certified Organic by the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association.
New studies conducted at Hokkaido University have found that a compound in wakame known as fucoxanthin can help burn fatty tissue.
Studies in mice have shown that fucoxanthin induces expression of the fat-burning protein that accumulates in fat tissue around the internal organs.
Expression of ucp protein was significantly increased in mice fed fucoxanthin. Organic Irish Wakame is also used in topical beauty treatments.
Note from Nourishing Traditions Cookbook
Like all sea vegetables, kelp provides minerals found in sea water, especially iodine and trace minerals that may be lacking in our depleted soils.
For Westerners unaccustomed to including seaweed in the diet, a small daily supplement of kelp, in tablet or powdered form is a good idea.
Do not overdo excess iodine may also cause thyroid problems.
Sally Fallon and Mary G Enig PhD Nourishing Traditions Cookbook.