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Wakame Miso Soup
Wakame seaweed has been eaten as a standard supporting ingredient for miso soup. It has low calories and plenty of nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals. It is a superior healthy food. While salted wakame and dried wakame are available throughout the year, its season is March ~ May. During this period, you can enjoy tender and tasty fresh wakame.
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Nutrition of Wakame
Wakame is harvested throughout Japan. It is well known to have plenty of dietary fiber. It also contains alginic acid, which is a component of sliminess, and minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Since it has low calories, you can eat it in a large amount without worrying about calories.
Wakame consists of the leaf (the section usually called wakame), the sporophyll (mekabu, or the thick leaf at the base) and the stem (kuki-wakame). They have different textures and tastes and can be cooked differently. You can simply add mekabu to miso soup just before serving or use kuki-wakame for stews and pan-fried dishes.