Emerald Cove Arame, Pacific

Premium quality dried seaweed: Eisenia Bicyclis. An edible ocean plant. Resealable bag. Now Non-GMO Project verified! Silver grade. Non GMO Project verified. nongmoproject.org. Gluten free naturally. Web: www.great-eastern-sun.com. Although packaged arame is similar to hijiki in appearance, arame is a species of kelp, and more closely related to wakame and kombu. Arame has a sweet, mild flavor and crisp texture. Emerald Cove Pacific Arame is gathered off the Ise peninsula, the site of one of Japan's most famous shrines. It grows approximately 20 feet below the low tide level, and is harvested in late simmer, by women divers. After harvesting, arame is sun-dried, washed, and soaked in fresh water, then steamed and soaked in the still-hot cooking water for as long as twelve hours. The arame is then drained, pressed, cut into slivers, and sun-dried a final time before being packaged. Arame is a fat-free food. Arame is a good source of calcium. Product of Japan.