SEAWEED COOKBOOKNICOLE PISANI AND ASTER Book Number: 88259 Product format: Hardback
50 delicious recipes as we discover the health benefits and uses of seaweed, or sea vegetables, a wonderful wild food that has been foraged and cultivated by coastal peoples over millennia. Eaten as a nutritious food, as medicines and as fertiliser for crops, we tend to think of Japan when we first think of eating seaweed. There are well over 100 types of edible seaweed from kombu to arame, Irish moss, laver, nori, dulse, wakami, sea lettuce and kelp. The interest in seaweed both for flavour and food nutrition means that seaweed is making a comeback in Europe and North America. Seaweed contains a variety of antioxidants including vitamin C and E and a number of phytochemicals and are a good plant source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron. They also have prebiotic properties, beneficial bacteria in the gut and are a natural protection against radiation. Enzymes found in kombu helps unwanted side affects such as wind and indigestion. Seaweed comes in lots of different shapes, textures and flavours and this is more than a useful starter guide but a beautiful cookbook covering breakfasts like Seaweed Muffins, Laver Bubble and Squeak, Omelettes, Oat Cakes. The seven spice pork dish made with leftovers looks delicious and Lamb Marinated in Seaweed and a special Macaroni Cheese are pure, unadulterated comfort food. Then there are condiments and snacks, vegetarian, fish and beauty tips with ideas like a seaweed body scrub and a bath soak. 128 glamorous pages, full page colour photos.
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