Hijiki is a porous, black seaweed with a surface that is less viscous but has more texture than other seaweeds. It is normally sold dried and should be reconstituted with water before use. Hijiki contains a lot of calcium and fibre. It also contains a high level of iron. Hijiki is normally simmered with chopped vegetables such as carrots, fried tofu and beans, and seasoned with soy sauce and mirin, and served as a tasty side dish.
Hijiki is a seaweed, similar to arame seaweed. Hijiki is a black, slightly bitter tasting seaweed and is sold dried in short course strips. Hijiki is best used in dishes that require slow cooking. The Okinawa people simmer hijiki with soybeans and vegetables. They soak the soybeans and hijiki overnight. Hijiki like other seaweeds is a rich source of iron, protein, calcium, zinc and iodine. Hijiki is also a good source of Lignans which help battle cancer.
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