Seaweed has long been a staple of Japan, which is one of the longest living cultures in the world. Is there a connection? You bet. Most notably, wakame seaweed is rich in a number of vitamins and minerals. It provides a great nutritional boost while supporting the cardiovascular system, maintaining hormonal balance, strengthening bones, improving circulation and promoting skin health.
A promising study conducted at the University of California even suggests that wakame may lower breast cancer incidence and mortality among postmenopausal women. No wonder Japanese sea farmers have been growing wakame for hundreds of years.
Like many sea vegetables, wakame adds a delicious component to a variety of meals, but recently it has gained popularity because of its many health benefits.