Seaweed offers simply more than just a green wrap around your sushi, it's an ideal 'sea vegetable' for your healthy meal plans too!
There are a range of different seaweeds available in cooking including the bloat-buster wakame, sweet-tasting arame and snack-friendly nori.
These sea vegetables are said to contain more nutrients than the veggies we dig from the ground, with seaweed rich in vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and vitamin A.
Here are three ways you can enjoy the superfood that is seaweed.
Pair your grilled chicken up with the tangy flavour of seaweed, by preparing a few special salads!
Combine brown rice, fresh ginger, tofu, dried shiitake mushroom and wakame to whip up a healthy lunch, or soak up dried seaweed and add rice vinegar, spring onion, sesame oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds for a simple salad.
Combine two Asian cuisine favourites of seaweed and soba noodles, for a fresh, tasty dish that will impress your dinner guests.
Serve up a meal inspired by the sea, with a Soba noodle dish combining the flavours of shrimp, lime, mushroom, sesame oil, spring onion, wakame and chicken broth.
For a quick and easy meal, put together soba and udon noodles, water, shiitake mushrooms, dried wakame and bonito flakes (dried, fermented tuna) in a rice cooker, then dish out into bowls.
On a health kick? There's no better way to give your diet a boost than with a seaweed soup!
Miso soup is one recipe you can rely on, with this simple meal containing white miso paste, spring onion, tofu, wakame seaweed and vegetable stock.
To add an extra punch of flavour, you can also include shiitake mushroom, bok choy, bean sprouts, coriander, carrot and quinoa.