100 Foods: Seaweed

While decluttering my bookcase I discovered a hidden gem: Parragon Books’ “100 Best Health Foods.”

This book takes an interesting, in-depth look at 100 amazing foods and discusses their healthy properties. That said, Parragon does not bother to go into any sort of detail as to which seasons the foods are from or where they are from, which is great… as the publisher is in the UK and I am not.

Also the recipes in this book are not necessarily for the busy on-the-go people or they don’t really make the healthy food the stand out in the completed dish.

My plan… I’m going to tackle these 100 health foods relative to their seasonality in my area (some are never seasonable here… but I will follow their seasons in the location in which they are grown) and find simple easy recipes that showcase the foods. Which could be great for amazing foods like plums… but not so great for anchovies…

Seaweed

… Because it is good for you?

So yes I am telling you that I have not gone out to buy seaweed. Yes… I know it is really yummy around California Rolls… but we have not been going out to eat at many (well… at any) sushi restaurants and I do not plan on making any myself. And yes, I do know there are other ways of eating seaweed. I’d just rather an expert make it for me.

Seaweed is actually really good for you and it is plentiful as it is an algae.  Seaweed is consumed by most coastal people groups around the globe.  It is a source of complete protein which means that it contains all 9 essential amino acids that are necessary for the support of both humans and animals. It is also high in iodine, calcium and magnesium.

It’s not a scary thing to eat. So go ahead and get some. And if you happen to have a California Roll on you (a fresh one please)… you know who to visit.
~Emme
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