So I do lunch and learn seminars. This week a lovely lady sitting right near the front of the room was eating her lunch during my seminar and I commented on how good it looked. She was amazing and sent me her recipe. It is a Seaweed salad with yellow peppers.
Even more amazing she said I could share it with you!
Seaweed and yellow pepper salad ingredients
Dried seaweed (can be purchased at Korean store)
Apple cider vinegar
sesame seeds (toasted if you wish)
So the lovely lady said she makes this by feel and doesn’t really use amounts. You need to “relive” the seaweed by soaking it first. (about 2 handfuls is a lot she said), Then cut up yellow peppers into bite sized chunks – use one whole pepper. Then just add a splash of both ACV and sesame oil to taste and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Voila – amazing healthy salad.
Health benefits of seaweed
According to the Google
“Seaweed is much more nutrient dense than any land vegetables. It is an excellent source of micronutrients including folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and selenium. More importantly, seaweed is a great source of iodine”.
According to the website wellnessmama.com
“Benefits of Seaweed
The unique properties of seaweed make it beneficial to the body in several ways:
Vitamins and Minerals
Seaweed is much more nutrient dense than any land vegetables. It is an excellent source of micronutrients including folate, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and selenium. More importantly, seaweed is a great source of iodine.
DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids
Unlike land plants, seaweed contains preformed omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, so seaweed or algae oil can be a reliable source of omega-3 for vegetarians.
Aids with Digestion
Beans can cause gas and stomach upset for many people. This can be easily fixed by adding kombu, a particular kind of seaweed, to the beans when cooking.
Seaweed contains many antioxidants. As part of a healthy diet, seaweed can help protect against oxidative stresses and prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and digestive problems.
Fiber and Prebiotics
All plants contain fiber, but seaweed also has other odd types of carbohydrates that we lack the digestive enzymes to digest. These include carrageenan, fucan, galactan, and many more. These carbohydrates then become foods for the bacteria (see this study for a more detailed explanation).
What you eat directly influences which bacteria dominates in your gut. The types of bacteria that can feed best on the foods you choose to eat will grow better (read more on this fascinating topic here). This explains why some cultures handle different types of food better than others. In fact, scientists found that the gut bacteria in healthy Japanese people are higher in bacteria that can digest the types of carbohydrates in seaweed (source).”
She also goes over potential risks of eating too much seaweed – for more info click below:
This salad is apparently amazing for constipation. This is never TMI by the way. Good and healthy ways of preventing constipation is always welcome. Not many things better in life than a happy poop right?