Wakame

Wakame or Miyeok in Korean, is a sea vegetable, or edible seaweed. It has a subtly sweet flavor and is most often served in soups and salads. Sea-farmers have grown wakame for hundreds of years in Korea and Japan and it has been nominated as among 100 of the world's worst invasive species according to the Global Invasive Species Database. Starting in the 1960s, the word "wakame" started to be used widely in the United States, and the product (imported in dried form from Japan) became widely available at natural food stores and Asian-American grocery stores, due to the influence of the macrob..

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