Seaweed doughnuts combine savory and sweet!
Though the best thing about seaweed is its nutritional value, this plant is all the more appealing because of its versatility. After all, what good are vitamins, minerals and trace elements if you aren't sure how to incorporate them into your diet? Every day, it seems that innovative chefs and food manufacturers are discovering new ways to play upon the enticing "umami" quality of seaweed, featuring it in salads, snacks and even pork tenderloins.
Recently, the online media outlet RocketNews 24 featured a somewhat unexpected seaweed dish that showcased this sea vegetable in a whole new way. The writers visited a doughnut chain in Japan to taste a few savory options, including a pastry wrapped in seaweed.
"Our writers were completely skeptical of this new idea of wrapping seaweed around a sweet dessert," the source states. "Mister Donut must have toned down the sweetness in order to match the subtlety of seaweed. The combination is surprisingly pleasant, perfect for those who enjoy mildly sweet desserts."
Seaweed has been a staple of Japanese cuisine for centuries, yet this story shows that there is always more to learn about this plant and its culinary applications. As we mentioned previously on this blog, Seagreens® seaweed makes an excellent addition to any menu because it is sustainable and adheres to practically every dietary restriction. For vegetarians and vegans, it can act as a source of otherwise-elusive nutrients such as vitamin B12.
Seagreens® seaweed is a natural multi-nutrient whole food that contains vitamin groups, minerals and trace elements, and is wild-harvested in the Scottish Outer Hebrides to Human Food Seaweed™ standards (patents pending). Try it today as Food Capsules, The Mineral Salt, the Culinary Ingredient and more!