The type of edible seaweed used in this dish is called Arame. It is packed with protein, vitamins, iodine and healthy omega 3 fatty acids. This tasty arame seaweed salad is a perfect addition to a macrobiotic diet and was kindly designed for us by bodysoulnutrition.
Iodine is essential for the normal function of the thyroid gland so its important for a healthy metabolism. There is also a growing interest in the role of iodine in cancer prevention and in this regard, it appears to have a particular role in protecting against breast cancer. For more information on how important iodine is for cancer protection, please click here
The idea of seaweed as a food ingredient is a little off-putting to some but it can be used in several ways to create delicious meals. In this salad the arame adds a hint of the flavour of the sea without being strong-tasting and it also brings a lovely texture to the salad. Combined with the Asian flavours of coriander, ginger, lime and sesame seeds, and the sweetness of the carrot, beetroot and cherry tomatoes, the seaweed works so well in creating a fresh and flavourful salad. The salad is also packed with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant phytonutrients that have many roles in protecting the body against cancer.