LindaF49, my local health food store: www.perfectbalanceorganics.com/ is my usual place to find things. I've even shown them my AA list and they show me what they have. When I want something special, they will order it for me. Like when I was doing the elimination diet and getting rid of soy was on the list. I used liquid aminos and miso paste a lot in stir fry. So I asked for coconut aminos. They actually carried it but were out right then, so they ordered it and I had it in 4 days. (I'm glad soy wasn't a problem for me, because I felt the coconut aminos added no flavor to my stir fries)
They now carry 3-4 different seaweed products, all dried. AND they even offer suggestions for things to do with them. Every time they do that, they say, "our customers seem to like to . . ." with that. If your clerks in your store don't offer info, be sure to ask. Sometimes they are so used to complying with laws about NOT saying that something is good for a particular medical ailment, that they clam up about everything. Just ask.
I believe I saw seafood at Whole Foods in Sarasota. Not sure if Trader Joes had it. Since I had it in my cupboard already, I didn't pay any attention.
I DID find Lundberg brown rice cakes with Tamari and Nori and they are delicious.
So, think of your seaweed hunt as an adventure to the bottom of the sea, no the local healthfood store or the internet.
Even shopping for seaweed at Walmart.com or Amazon.com will give your surprising results for your search. Just don't plan to eat seaweed extract. That's fertilizer!
How do I find it? just walk into health food store and say "Teach me and show me about sea weed foods?" I have done that with other questions and had good responses. Supportive co-op in our little village and another one 25 miles away plus can visit big ones occasionally when we go to the city.
Linda F in WA state *John 10:10b Jesus came to give me life, an abundant life!
Very interesting article. I had never heard about adding seaweed to beans. I had roasted seaweed snacks today from Whole Foods. I like the idea of getting some iodine from a natural source. Adding some packages to a survival kit is a great idea too!
I received this newsletter this morning from Naked Food magazine. The article answered many questions I had about seaweed.
Several kinds of seaweed are listed on our anti-angiogenic food list. And while I had purchased a pkg. of dried seaweed at my health foods store, I had no idea what to do, or how to do, or even if I really wanted to do.
I enjoyed the article like I do everything from this publication. And I think I'd better at least start adding it to other recipes like soups and smoothies. Won't do me any good sitting up in the cupboard, though it will evidently keep indefinitely.
I particularly like the idea of putting it in my emergency food box (Hurricane season starts in another month, and the old standbys for my hurricane kit just won't do anymore.
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