Southern Seagreens Dried Wakame 30g
Southern Seagreens Dried Wakame 30g

Southern Seagreens Dried Wakame 30g

Gluten Free Vegan
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In Australia, Wakame is an introduced and invasive species, it crowds-out our native kelp, so removing it is a good thing! Southern Seagreens wild-harvest Wakame in local waters and luckily for us, it’s great tasting and packed with vitamins and minerals! Use it in salads, soups, omlettes, pasta, fritters etc!

Kelp is known as the superfood of the sea for good reason. It's packed with vitamins and minerals important for human health including iodine, magnesium, iron, calcium, folate and vitamins A, C, E and K.

Wakame has traditionally been eaten in salad or miso soup, but can be easily added to omelettes, fritters, pasta sauce, poke, almost anything really. You can flash fry some blades for a few seconds to make delicious umami chips that you can sprinkle over all sorts of dishes. Or hydrate desired amount in water for a few minutes where it will expand by about six times the volume. Then rinse and squeeze excess water out and chop up and add it to your other ingredients for baked or fried dishes.

If you notice white deposits on some of the Wakame blades in the pack, you're in luck. This is a naturally occurring amino acid called glutamate which gives seaweed its unique umami flavour.

Ingredients: Dried Wakame (undaria pinnatifida)

About Southern Seagreens: Southern Seagreens is the coming together of three friends with a shared love for the sea. By combining our skills, we realised we could work with the sun and sea and learn to farm native kelp at Flinders.
Our primary concern is to grow the most sustainable food we can. With the planet on track to host near 10 billion humans by 2050, we need to find smarter and more sustainable ways to produce nutritious food and get it to market. Seaweed requires no soil, fresh water or fertilisers. It’s a zero input crop and it's packed with protein and nutrients important for human health. It also improves the marine eco-system as it grows.

The real opportunity we see is to work with creative individuals to explore ways to incorporate kelp into our everyday diet. There are some talented local chefs using kelp and other seaweeds in inspiring ways, and with ideal growing conditions here in Victoria, we think kelp might soon play an important role in our local food system.

We were lucky enough to be awarded Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Climate Action Grant last year and this has enabled us to establish a kelp nursery on the Mornington Peninsula. We’re now able to seed juvenile kelp onto twine that we can then take to our aquaculture site off Flinders to grow to maturity. We also dive for Wakame (an introduced but high quality kelp) in local waters that we are turning into nutritious food products. Removing Wakame aids the regeneration of native kelp populations that have been impacted by rising sea temperatures and invasive sea urchins in recent times.

Produced on the unceded lands of the Boonwurrung People - Dromana