Apr 29, 2021
💦🌊 Clearspring’s Sea Vegetables, also known as the nutritional powerhouse from the sea, includes carefully selected mineral rich, low-calorie and delicious seaweeds such as Arame, Wakame, Kombu and Nori. Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine and is an incredibly versatile food. It can be enjoyed as a snack or used to elevate a variety of dishes from soups and stir-fries to traditional Japanese sushi. 🌊💦
🌱 KOMBU - Clearspring Japanese Kombu is sustainably harvested in the luscious waters off the island of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture. Kombu is a sea vegetable and is the key ingredient used to make Dashi, a stock popular in Japanese cooking. Try cooking it with Clearspring dried Shiitake mushroom to create a balanced, umami-rich base for your soups, stews and sauces.
🌱 NORI - Although originally gathered wild, nori has been cultivated in Japan for over 300 years. Nets made of woven rope impregnated with nori spores are suspended each year between long bamboo poles set deep into the calm, shallow bays. The height of each net is carefully set so that it remains above the water level during low tide, giving the growing nori maximum sunlight, but below the water level, so the plants receive a regular washing, at high tide. Clearspring Sushi Nori is ready toasted and can be used straight from the pack as a snack or for wrapping sushi. It's great for making chickpea 'tuna'!
🌱 WAKAME - Delicate fronds of dark green wakame which have a pleasant, mild flavour and a soft tender texture. Versatile and easy to use. Ideal to add to miso soup, salads and stir-fries. Sea vegetables have long been treasured in Japan as a delicious, versatile and above all nutritious food. Hand-harvested in the clear mineral-rich waters off the coast of Japan then it is washed then hung on ropes and left to slowly dry in the sun. Unlike most commercial wakame, Clearspring Wakame is not treated with softening agents such as enzymes or monosodium glutamate (MSG).
🌱 HIJIKI - Hijiki is a distinctive jet-black sea vegetable that grows on the ocean ﬂoor in long thin strands. It is most widely popular as an ingredient in Japanese cuisine. It is naturally rich in ﬂavour with a delicate texture. Its colour contrasts beautifully with other vibrant ingredients and works wonderfully well when combined with grains and other vegetables.
🌱 ARAME - Arame is a popular sea vegetable in Japanese cooking. Its semi-sweet and moreish flavour makes it an excellent way to introduce nutritious sea vegetables into your diet. It can be sautéed or simply boiled after reconstituting for use in a wide array of dishes including soups, stews and salads or stir-fries, curries and casseroles.