The scientific name for wakame is Undaria. It is one of the sweeter tasting sea vegetables, which requires little preparation. It has a silky, visually appealing texture and its delicate taste makes it easy to include in a variety of dishes. The black colour of the dried wakame will turn green when re-hydrating.Mostly wakame is sold in crispy dry strips; Pacific Harvest wakame is prepared in convenient bite-size fronds that are ready to use.Wakame sea vegetable is highly recommended in the Macrobiotic diet because of its highly alkaline qualities. In Japanese folk medecine, wakame is known as a cleanser and a strengthener of the blood; miso soup has been used for generations to aid in recovering from the effects of childbirth & illness & to protect from sickness. More recently it has been discovered to help protect from the effects of radiation.Wakame is also a good source of iodine and fiber. It is also high in calcium and iron, and is a good source of vitamin A, B12 and K.
Raw Untoasted Nori (Sushi Nori)- Porphyra Yezoensis - Certified Organic The toasted Nori sheets usually found in most shops and always in normal commercial sushi is green coloured and cooked at very high temperature and known to contain carcinogens caused by the high temperatures used in processing. We suggest you avoid this toasted nori. Instead, we suggest you use our Raw Nori Sheets which have been dried under 40° C and do not contain carcinogens. This raw nori is the best available and is prized by raw and living food eaters. It has a delicious flavour, a dark brown/black colour and are of a stronger consistency which make them harder to tear than the toasted nori sheets.