05 June 2014

Different Kinds of Seaweed for Cooking & Nutrition

I really can not live without seaweed, as I can eat it every day. I talk about 3 different kinds of seaweed -- nori, wakame and kombu -- for your health, cooking and ...

seaweed is the food that I grew up

eating almost every day so it's like one of my all-time favorite foods on this whole planet and I'd like to eat it many different ways hello I'm moon today I'm going to show you different kinds of seaweed for your health nutrition and cooking there are many different types of seaweed but today I'm going to show you three of the most popular and commonly used the first seaweed I have here in Japanese is called nori there are square paper-thin sheets that look like this now this is the seaweed they used to make Japanese sushi which we all know and love and I'm sure a lot of you have had Japanese sushi before the Koreans like to toast a seaweed with a little bit of sesame oil and salt either by itself or with rice we also like to turn into a side dish with a little bit of soy sauce sesame oil sesame seed and we even like to place it in soups this is soup cold tofu which is made with rice cakes and we lead it on New Year Day and we like to play see that seaweed and that broth and it just makes it so yummy and delicious some nori is used in a lot of Korean and Japanese cooking the next seaweed we

have here in Japanese is cold will comic there these long curly thin strips that look like this now before you cook cook or eat we'll comment you must reconstitute it in water first so I've already soaked my seaweed in water for about 15 minutes and after soaked it looks like this doesn't it look like the seaweed that you find floating in the ocean when you go swimming I already feel like I'm at the beach anyway after you soaked it that you could turn to different recipes for instance seaweed salad you take your series slice some fresh cucumbers add a little bit of oil and vinegar and turn it into a light and healthy spring or summer salad the Koreans like to use the seaweed to turn it into a seaweed soup with a little bit of sesame oil the soup is so light healthy and delicious it's one of my favorite soups I love it I've even seen this Ebisu sometimes in Japanese miso soup where you have the Mesa the tofu the scallion and then they take some of the seaweed and add it right into the soup and it just gives a wonderful texture the important thing about Mikami is to soak in a water

before you cook or eat it the third and final sea we we have here in Japanese is full combo they look like this they're large series slabs have a real stiffness to them perhaps you don't like chicken or meat stock and you want a light and healthy vegetarian broth combo you just take it and boil it with some turn it may be carrot onion and turn it into a really light and healthy vegetarian broth the Koreans also like to make it into a little simi snap when we cut into smaller pieces with deep fried in oil and then sprinkle a little sugar on top is this really nice crunchy texture but combo is primarily a flavoring CV so it's wonderful if you want to make a problem seeing wheat is so healthy for you it has so much nutritional value it's got the omega-3 fatty acids vitamin C for your immune system b12 for your cognitive function a calcium and magnesium to help prevent osteoporosis it has essential iodized to regulate your metabolism even has anticoagulant properties for your cardiovascular health so seaweeds health benefits are just amazing if you don't live near Asian

supermarket then just get seaweed online seaweed is truly going the healthiest foods you will find out there once you're cold you'll never get tired of eating it so incorporate more seaweed into your diet to keep you and your family healthy thanks for joining me for all of our Asian living tips visit our website at yin and yang living calm thank you you