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Our Alaria (Alaria esculenta) is biologically and nutritionally so similar to Japanese wakame (Undaria pinatifida) that we refer to it as "Wild Atlantic Wakame." Alaria provides a more wild, yet delicate taste and needs a longer cooking time than wakame. It is our preferred sea vegetable for miso soup. Its mild flavor profile allows it to blend in with many other ingredients without overwhelming them.
Whole Leaf Alaria can be marinated, blanched or steamed for use in salads, or quick roasted and enjoyed as "chips."
Powdered Alaria is a great addition to green drinks (try mixing it with kelp and dulse powder) or any energy drink that needs mineral fortification (particularly calcium). It is also delicious added to your favorite soup recipe or simply add it to a cup of hot water for a mineral-rich broth.
Alaria is a good dietary source of Vitamin A [beta carotene], iron, potassium, magnesium, chlorophyll, enzymes, trace elements, Vitamin B's and dietary fiber.