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Old 05-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #1
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Seaweed?

I"m a great admirer of Dr. Terry Wahl's. If your not familiar with her story google her, it's really amazing the health issues she and her patients overcome using a paleo style diet as a foundation for health.
She is a great advocate for the nutritional value of seaweed.
Does anyone here deliberately add seaweed to their diet?
I suppose I could ask at the local health food store, or possibly gather my own?
Living on the Florida coast makes that possible I suppose but there must be different strains....
Anyway, I know nothing about it except that a physician I greatly admire highly recommends it.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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My food coop puts out seaweed snacks as a freebie sometimes.
I allow myself to sample (unlike the "healthy" chips and cookies).
Tastes fine, but I won't pay the price to experiment further at home.
I am also curious about how others answer.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #3
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I love seaweed! Roasted nori is easy to come by around here and delicious. It's also highly nutritious.
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I love seaweed as well. Trader Joe's sells a pack for $ .99 that I snack on all day at work. I think it has a low carb count.
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Costco also sells it. I haven't bought any yet, as I keep hoping they'll have samples so I can try it first.
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I love toasted seaweed. You can buy a whole case online for much cheaper than buying it individually.
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Seaweed has lots of minerals, and I like it (I buy it as a snack from a local Asian supermarket), but I don't eat a ton of it. I wouldn't work too hard to add it to my diet. JMO

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I've tried seaweed a few times, most recently as a free sample at Costco last week. I want to like it, but I just don't.
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I started eating sea weed pretty regularly because I moved literally right across the street from an Asain market and I like it... I know it's good for me too, but I didn't go seeking it out... more like I saw it in the store, grabbed some, ate some and said yum, I'm getting this again when I run out.

I like Korean seaweed better than Japanese, it has oil and sea salt on it (instead of no oil and soy sauce) and is thinner... I don't really like soy sauce, and everyone knows fat makes things taste better lol and i also prefer the thin crisp texture over the thicker Japanese style.

So to those who "don't like it", I hope you'll try the Korean variety if you have only tried the Japanese, before dismissing it completely
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #10
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I also really like to order seaweed salad at Japanese restaurants... it's not roasted/toasted, it's long strands... and has sesame seeds and seasonings... it has some sugar, but not a whole lot... the serving size is usually small.
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Our family have used seaweed for decades. The kidlets ate toasted nori sheets like candy. Kombu makes a good broth and also tenderizes dry beans. Toasted dulse chips are good for snacking. Wakame is good added to miso soup. Arame and hijiki are used for salads. In other words, good stuff. Commercially packaged seaweed is usually carefully harvested from clean, clear, non-polluted waters and I don't know if I would gather seaweed from most Florida coastal waters.

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I love seaweed as well. Trader Joe's sells a pack for $ .99 that I snack on all day at work. I think it has a low carb count.
I love the TJ's roasted stuff and so do my kids. I don't eat it a ton, but whenever I have some, I wonder why I don't. I think it is almost non-caloric, super low carb. OTOH, it isn't even a little bit filling. I think a tic tac would be a more substantial snack than a whole package of seaweed.
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I am a big fan Terry Wahls also, and am eating packaged seaweed snacks once a week or so. I would not collect wild seaweed. It's crawling w/ nematodes.
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I really wish I liked things like this!
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The one I tried smelled and tasted like yucky fish. I am going to Trader Joe's today, I will give theirs a chance.
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I like Korean seaweed better than Japanese, it has oil and sea salt on it (instead of no oil and soy sauce) and is thinner... I don't really like soy sauce, and everyone knows fat makes things taste better lol and i also prefer the thin crisp texture over the thicker Japanese style.

So to those who "don't like it", I hope you'll try the Korean variety if you have only tried the Japanese, before dismissing it completely
The Costco seaweed is from Korea, roasted with oil. I still don't like it!

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I add mixed dried seaweed to my morning smoothie for the minerals. I don't taste it in there. If I buy the toasted flavoured seaweed, I make sure to get the ones that are made with olive oil rather than soybean or cottonseed or canola oils.
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I love seaweed! My hubby thinks it's a tease for sushi, so he's not that into it. I found these adorable (super cheap) snack packs at the international store.. LOVE!
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Hey avid! Thanks for turning me on to Dr. Wahls! Fantastic stuff -I went and "liked" her page on facebook and noticed that a nutritionist whom I highly respect (and "met" right here at LCF) is also of fan of Wahls. That nutritionist is Misty Humphrey, who is known as "Fawn" here at LCF. I don't think Fawn posts much here anymore as she's very involved with her nutrition work online. She's amazing too and so wonderful with her generous advice.

Anyway, just wanted to thank you for pointing me in the direction of Dr. Wahls. Now I have yet another reason to stay up into the wee hours of the night reading reading reading and not getting enough sleep! There just aren't enough hours in the day! oy!

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Hey avid! Thanks for turning me on to Dr. Wahls! Fantastic stuff -I went and "liked" her page on facebook and noticed that a nutritionist whom I highly respect (and "met" right here at LCF) is also of fan of Wahls. That nutritionist is Misty Humphrey, who is known as "Fawn" here at LCF. I don't think Fawn posts much here anymore as she's very involved with her nutrition work online. She's amazing too and so wonderful with her generous advice.

Anyway, just wanted to thank you for pointing me in the direction of Dr. Wahls. Now I have yet another reason to stay up into the wee hours of the night reading reading reading and not getting enough sleep! There just aren't enough hours in the day! oy!

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I have never tried seaweed. It always sounded to me. After reading some of the opinions here, if I ever find it, I think it won't hurt to try it My philosophy is I can try it and if I don't like it, I never have to get it again. (that is how I found out I love olives!)
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I highly rec adding kombu to your bone broths. Great way to get much needed vitamins and minerals. I like nori enough but I dont buy it on the reg. Like Maryposa, I love a good seaweed salad at the Japanese restaurant.
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I love seaweed--nori especially. Costco has big cases of those seaweed snacks at a cheaper price than Trader Joes, BTW. The packages are a little smaller.

Trader Joe's has vacuum sealed packs of seaweed salad. My family loves it. We make our own sauce.

I like to buy flat sheets of sushi nori and roll them with low carb filling--canned smoked salmon mashed with avocado is a favorite. Even tuna salad or chicken salad would work. And cream cheese and smoked salmon--YUM!

At health food stores you can buy dulse powder (very expensive!) to add to smoothies. I'm sure it's cheaper at Asian markets, but you have to know what you're looking for.
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Love the toasted seaweed snacks, esp. wasabi flavor--you can eat the super thin sheets slowly, and they are very crisp/crunchy, which adds to the satisfaction. We get the Sea's Gift brand by the case, and a pack is 30 cals, 1 carb.
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I love seaweed as well. Trader Joe's sells a pack for $ .99 that I snack on all day at work. I think it has a low carb count.
TJ's are Low carb, filling and delicious!
The kids at my daughter's school are taking the roasted seaweed to school in place of chips!
It is all the rage right now!
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Seaweed....all I can say is I tried it and Not for me!
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I found some Annie Chuns sesame flavored seaweed snacks at the local wal mart.
It did taste a little fishy. I could never eat it as a snack, but I think I can bury it in with my greens that I use for omlettes and such. Anyway, that's the plan for now.
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