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Wakame Seaweed (Undaria pinnatifida)

Wakame, Undaria pinnatifida, is a species of edible seaweed, a type of marine algae, and a sea vegetable. It has a subtly sweet, but distinctive and strong flavour and texture. It is most often served in soups and salads. Sea farmers in Japan have grown wakame since the Nara period.

Studies conducted at Hokkaido University have found that a compound in wakame known as fucoxanthin can help burn fatty tissue. Wakame is also used in topical beauty treatments. Wakame is a rich source of eicosapentaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.

Wakame also has high levels of sodium, calcium, iodine, thiamine and niacin. In Oriental medicine it has been used for blood purification, intestinal strength, skin, hair, reproductive organs and menstrual regularity.

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