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Try seaweed: It’s nutritious and flavorful

By Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

A friend recently tried seaweed and said she saw improvements in her health. Seaweed1 Being interested in trying it for years, I recently took the plunge.

Seaweeds are some of the most nutritionally complete foods on the planet, researchers at Bastyr University said in a statement. They’re high in potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, iodine, and selenium. Some seaweeds, such as nori, are also rich in B vitamins, including vitamin B12. Seaweeds also contain omega-3 fatty acids.

Here are some suggested ways for using seaweed in your diet:

  • Crush dried nori, which usually comes in sheets, and sprinkle it on eggs, pasta, fish, and soups.

To learn about the different types of seaweed, see “Seaweed: Jewels of the Sea.”

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