Seaweed Salad (wakame Goma)
Like all algae, Wakame provides a remarkable amount of protein, vitamin A, C, E, and B6. The vitamin B12 content of Wakame algae in particular is even higher than that of meat. Wakame also contains a lot of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, meaning that algae is an important food, especially for vegans, and can help prevent possible deficiency symptoms. Please note, however, that algae can be particularly rich in iodine, and as important as iodine may be, too much of a good thing can unfortunately do more harm than good. For this reason, algae products should not be consumed every day, especially for the elderly, children and thyroid sufferers.
To reduce the iodine content, you can also soak the algae in water for three to four hours. With roasted sesame oil the green sea salad tastes even more hearty.
Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet until fragrant and light brown. Remove from the skillet and let cool. Rinse seaweed and drain. Place seaweed in a bowl and season with lime juice, sugar and pepper. Add sesame seeds and oil, mix, season to taste and serve.