Seaweed

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A variety of sea vegetables, which are consumed in a number of different ways. They can be used as seasonings, vegetables, ingredients in soups and salads, in making tea, as thickeners, and as food stabilizers. Seaweed can be eaten fresh, baked, sautéed, added to stir-fries, or steamed. It is an important source of food in the Asian cultures and an important source of the nutrient iodine. Some of the varieties available include arame, dulse, hijiki, kelp, kombu, laver, limu, and wakame. Fresh seaweed is not readily available in markets away from a tropical source, however dried seaweed is readily available in many food stores.

USDA Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2 tbsp (1/8 cup)
Calories45
Protein3g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates9g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars0g
Potassium50mg
Sodium872mg
Cholesterol0mg
Serving Size1 cup
Calories290
Protein57g
Total Fat7g
Total Carbohydrates23g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars3g
Potassium1363mg
Sodium1048mg
Cholesterol0mg
Calories26
Protein5g
Total Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates2g
Potassium127mg
Sodium98mg
Cholesterol0mg

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