Clearspring Hijiki comes as short black strings that are richly flavoured and make a satisfying dish when sautéed with vegetables or cooked and mixed with tofu or seeds.
Hijiki's black colour contrasts well with yellow, orange and green tones of other foods.
- soak for 10 minutes (volume will triple)
- discard the soaking water
- cook in fresh water for 10 minutes with your choice of seasonings
- add to vegetable, seed and protein dishes
Dried sea vegetable (Hizikia fusiforme)
Typical values per 100g:
Energy 448kJ/106kcal, Protein 9.5g, Carbohydrate 15.3g (of which sugars 0.3g), Fat 0.7g (of which saturates 0.4g), Fibre 45g, Sodium 1.5g, Calcium 1550mg, Magnesium 630mg, Iron 36.4mg, Iodone 40.8mg
Sea vegetables are naturally rich in iodine. Iodine is essential for good health but excess intake may affect thyroid function. Guidance from food safety authorities suggest limiting consumption of this sea vegetable product to mo more then 5g per week (dry weight) for adults. Children under 4 years of age are recommended a third of this quantity.
Hijiki contains an abundance of minerals, and it has been said that the thick, lustruous hair of many Japanese people is partly due to their regular intake of hijiki sea vegetable.
Clearspring Hijiki is Hizikia fusiforme, sustainably wild harvested and dried in Japan.
Available in a 50g resealable pouch.
In July 2004, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a warning on its website advising people not to eat hijiki because of the high level of inorganic arsenic that it contains. The FSA is not intending to ban the product. Clearspring responded by temporarily withholding distribution while they reviewed the situation.
They have resumed distribution following the publication of the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare response saying that it is safe to eat hijiki as part of a balanced diet as it has been eaten in Japan for centuries. Please contact us if you would like any further information.
Code - T/10836
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