Health Benefits of Eating Seaweed

October 05, 2018

As the leading Japanese Steakhouse in Central Florida, we are now in 11 locations from Orlando to Tampa, and our reputation is built on serving delicious Japanese cuisine, and doing it with flair!

Though we are pleased to cook specialized orders in the kitchen, including gluten-free meals, our specially trained chefs are proud to prepare the dishes for your entire party on an authentic Japanese grill as a part of your dining experience at the table.

Each table seats up to 10 people, and you will see your dinner prepared right in front of you after you have selected from our extensive menu. Our talented chefs enjoy preparing your dinners for you and your party in a stir-fry style that is naturally delicious in authentic Japanese style.

Japanese cuisine is one of the healthiest in the world. We offer the freshest of fish for sushi and the main dishes, precision-cut steaks, and super-fresh vegetables including fresh carrots, broccoli, mushrooms, seaweed, and more. Since all are natural, all are loaded with plenty of nutrients, but seaweed offers an especially high content of minerals and micro-nutrients, such as iodine and iron.



A favorite ingredient in Japanese cooking is seaweed. There are hundreds of variations of sea plants in the ocean, and they all are referred to as seaweed. The large majority of edible seaweed is harvested from Asian coastlines, not in the West. In most cases, seaweed is even more nutrient dense than land vegetables.

Asian cultures have known the value of seaweed for thousands of years, and they have known the incredible benefits that come from a diet that includes seaweed. Most seaweed is good to eat and has been found to be surprisingly high in antioxidants and minerals, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, iron, and iodine. Of all the fresh vegetables we serve, seaweed is the most abundant in nutrients, and the common types of edible seaweed have 3 to 50 times the amount of iodine. This mineral is severely lacking in land vegetables.

Iodine and iron are two nutrients that are not easily found in Western foods, but they are extremely essential for optimal thyroid function. The thyroid must function properly as it regulates hormones throughout the body. It is essential, but you can ensure you are getting the proper amount simply by eating seaweed several times a month. Enjoy having sushi rolls after work or inviting friends to have a fresh, authentic Japanese dinner prepared tableside.

In popular dishes like sushi, the type of seaweed that is typically used is called Nori, and Nori is used in the edible wrapping for sushi rolls. We also use seaweed in other ways, too. Seaweed salad is a light, but very popular salad dish served with a very tasty, light dressing, and we add seaweed to some of the main dishes because it provides such a nice texture and taste.

Another fantastic benefit of seaweed is that it has high antioxidant properties as well as significant anti-inflammatory capacities. Seaweed is loaded with phycocyanins, carotenoids, and other various bioactive compounds. In common language, seaweed invigorates the immune system to perform at its best, which gives you more energy. Seaweed is one of the most distinctive ingredients which makes Asian cuisine so unique and delightful to eat. It is one of the most beneficial, and now you know one of our traditional secrets to delicious Japanese dishes.

So, to feel your best, have Japanese cuisine often! We find it is a delicious and nutritious way to enjoy a fresh, fabulous meal with extra natural and nutritional benefits.

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