wakame

Definition

Food

  • A type of curly leaved brown alga, Undaria pinnatifida, found in coastal waters, with a mild vegetable taste and a soft texture. It is blanched in the whole leaf form and either sold undried in Japan or exported in dried form. The fresh and, after soaking, the dried form can be used in salads or as a vegetable after boiling for 10 minutes.
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