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Wakame is a form of edible seaweed that is used widely across Japanese cuisine. It comes in a dried form, and you need to soak it in hot water to soften it before using; you'll find wakame becomes many times it's dried size when soaked, so use sparingly!
Wakame is often found in miso soup and ramen, but it can be used in many Japanese dishes as a green vegetable with a delicate taste. you can even serve it as the basis of a salad. Wakame also has a whole host of health benefits, and recent research has suggested there are elements in wakame that help to burn fat. Wakame also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which make it one of the few non-animal sources of this important nutrient we all need.
Wakame has a high concentration of calcium and iodine too, which make it a great food for new mothers. It is also a great source of thiamine and niacin, making it ideal for vitamins and nutrients that non-meat eaters need.
Adding wakame to your diet is a simple change you can make for a multitude of health benefits, plus, it tastes great!