Those of you who are used to seeing CSA produce every other week may have wondered where Wednesday’s post was — there was a miscommunication with the farm after they switched to a new payment system which counted us as weekly subscribers. Oops. We will get a box next week instead, then we’ll be back on a biweekly produce posting schedule.
But it’s Friday!
My new food this week might sound a little strange. I actually resisted buying it for a while after I heard about it because the concept of “sea vegetables” doesn’t sound that exciting, does it?
Dulse is a type of seaweed which is commonly eaten many places. Growing up in a land-locked area, seaweed wasn’t really on my radar until later in life. Seaweed is an excellent source of nutrients as it contains concentrated amounts of vitamins and minerals, especially iron, potassium, and iodine. Just 2 grams of dulse granules provide 6% of your daily recommended iron intake.
Though you can buy strips of dulse, I got granules in a small shaker. It does contain sodium so it makes a nice lightly-salty seasoning. I’ve been sprinkling it on grain salads for lunch and just had some on my eggs this morning. The canister pictured is about 1.5 ounces (about 21 servings) and cost less than $3 at the natural food store.
Have you tried dulse or other types of sea vegetables?
What did you try this week?
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