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Nori that melts in the mouth: Seaweed harvest pride of Saga Prefecture

When the colors of trees and plants fade in the cold winter air, nori comes into its prime with thick bushy leaves. To observe nori production and processing from scratch, I recently visited Saga Prefecture, which produces the nation’s largest quantity of the seaweed. Nori is indispensable for sushi rolls and other Japanese dishes. Continue reading Nori that melts in the mouth: Seaweed harvest pride of Saga Prefecture

Foods Made With Algae

Algae, or seaweed, is a traditional, nutrient-rich ingredient commonly used in Asian cooking, particularly in Japan. Kombu (kelp), wakame, nori (laver) and hijiki are all important ingredients in Japanese cuisine.

In Great Britain, Iceland and North America, dulse was a traditional food, either chewed on its own or cooked in soups and vegetable dishes; the British also enjoyed laver. Algae is also an important Continue reading Foods Made With Algae