Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Make Your Own Seaweed Powder Spice!

Add flavor to your food without using salt. Grind any type of dried seaweed into a powder to make a salt substitute to use in your recipes. 

All edible seaweeds contribute healthy vitamins and minerals to your diet, including vitamins A, B, C and E, plus iodine. 

The distinctive flavor of seaweed is known as “umami” — a savory sensation unlike the other four tastes of the tongue: sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Used as a seasoning, seaweed powder can enhance the flavor of any food.

The good news is it is very affordable and easy to make. You can purchase 50 sheets for less than $10 on Amazon and enjoy making wraps with all kinds of healthy ingredients in addition to creating this new addition to your spice rack!

Take a sheet and rip it up into small pieces, placing them in a coffee or spice grinder. 

Pulse the grinder until the dried seaweed becomes pulverized into a fine powder. 

Using a funnel, transfer the seaweed powder to an empty spice container. Approximately 4 sheets fill a small one. You can make a lot more of this powder and store it in an air tight container indefinitely in a cool, dry spot.

Sprinkle the powder over your food or add it to taste for a savory flavor accent.

Try any edible seaweed - such as dried kelp, nori or dulse - for making this seasoning.

Look for dried seaweed in Japanese markets, international grocery stores and on the Internet.

Wishing you excellent health, today and always!