Friday, September 7, 2012

Seaweed Salad To Go

In this month's KLUTCHclub box, I received the coolest product to date - Seaweed Salad To Go by Japanese Delight.

It is essentially a variety of dried seaweed, sesame seeds, plus a sesame soy dressing in a cup.  The only thing required is cold water and 5 minutes to allow for re-hydration.  If you can hold out for 15 minutes, the seaweed will triple in volume and have a softer texture.

If you're one for texture issues, this may not be the food for you. Seaweed is not a favorite for everybody (I love it!), but it's very, very good for you, so I urge you to try it just once.

Seaweed is rich in minerals and fiber, with a very low calorie content.  It's also high in essential amino acids and contains virtually no fat.  Sea vegetables in general are an excellent source of iodine, which helps to helps to stimulate the thyroid gland and control metabolism.

Check these ingredients:

Dressing: Water, Sesame Oil, Vinegar, Rice Cooking Wine, Sea Salt, Soy Sauce, Kombu Extract, Onion Powder, Brown Sugar

Salad: Wakame, Wakame Stem, Sesame Seed, Kombu, Agar, Red Pepper

My only complaint is that the dressing contains Sesame Oil, I would have been happier with no oil at all.  Despite this, this salad is all natural, contains minimal ingredients, no MSG, no artificial flavoring or trans fat, which to me makes this one cool healthy product!

While, I have not seen this product in the stores, you can get it through Amazon.  Also, keep an eye out for seaweed salad at your local oriental buffet!

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