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The delicious Philippine dried seaweeds

Updated on March 27, 2013

The Philippines being an archipelago of around 7,100 islands is teeming with enormous marine resources that can feed its people.

Aside from seafood, one of the marine foods that are in abundance in the country is the seaweed. It may look like down-to-earth but don’t let appearance fool you since seaweed is considered as a super food that is, loaded with essential nutrients and at the same time mouthwatering flavor.

The Japanese are very familiar with this gift for many centuries already and has cultivated this versatile food source for its health benefits.

The southern part of the country have exporters of Philippine seaweed which is also packed with medicinal properties as well though most people here are not aware of it.

These seaweeds have high levels of Vitamins, A, C and E, calcium, fiber and iron.

Cultured seaweeds
Cultured seaweeds | Source

With the worldwide population steadily growing, it is high time to pounce on the information about this wonderful food so that many would have a healthier lifestyle.

To enjoy further seaweeds further you may soak in water for few hours, changing the water at intervals to get rid of salt and sand on it. Marinate with soy sauce, sugar and small amount of sesame oil for 2 hours. You may toss pea eye chili and shredded cucumber to enhance the flavor further and serve it as an irresistible and delectable salad.

Thanks a lot for the time to read this article…

My 16th hub in April 2013 HubChallenge


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      Rebecca Furtado 4 years ago from Anderson, Indiana

      I have never thought of seaweed as appetizing. Nice Hub.