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8 Healthy Ingredients in Japanese Cooking | Do you know the different types of seaweed?

4. Nori (A type of Seaweed)

I didn’t type Seaweed as the main point because there are many types of Japanese seaweed. Nori is one of them.

Nori is the one that is used in making gunkan sushi and maki (rolls). It is often used as a garnish as well.

1 sheet of nori (2.5g) contains:

  • 10 calories
  • 20mg of sodium
  • 74mg of potassium
  • 1g of carbs
  • 1g of dietary fibre
  • 1g of protein
  • Vitamins – A (1%), C (8%)
  • Calcium (4%)

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5. Wakame (Another type of Seaweed)

Wakame is another type of seaweed you would often find inside miso soup, at Japanese restaurants.

100g of wakame contains:

  • 50 calories
  • 1,083mg of sodium
  • 181 mg of potassium
  • 10g of carbs
  • 1g of dietary fiber
  • 6g of sugar
  • 1g of protein

6. Konbu (Another type of Seaweed)

Konbu is also known as dried kelp, an essential ingredient in dashi (stock) and sushi rice vinegar (Mixed into the vinegar). The benefits of konbu include weight-loss, detoxification, and blood purification.

100g of konbu:

  • 360 calories
  • 1g of fat
  • 410mg of sodium
  • 30mg of potassium
  • 76g of carbs
  • 2g of dietary fiber
  • 19g of sugar
  • 9g of protein
  • Calories: 15%
  • Iron: 15%

 

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