New, at Maido are Mozuku Seaweed packs! Known as the superfood of Okinawa, mozuku is a type of seaweed that is commonly eaten cold as a side dish, tempura battered and fried, and as a miso soup garnish in Japan’s southernmost archipelago, Okinawa. Mozuku is filamentous, giving it a shape similar to a pile of noodles, and is somewhat slippery in texture with a light and simple flavor like an ocean breeze. Besides it’s pleasant flavor and intriguing texture, mozuku has another draw for its popularity-- exceptionally high concentrations of the compound fucoidan. Fucoidan is known by food scientists for its unique ability to prevent the formation of blood clots and cancerous tumors. As such, it is thought that regular consumption of mozuku is one of the contributing factors to the long Okinawan life expectancy. Our mozuku seaweed packs come in three new flavors, and two enduring ones: unseasoned, black vinegar, apple cider vinegar, sanbaizu sweet vinegar, and brown rice black vinegar. See the health benefits for yourself and pick up a pack of mozuku seaweed on your next trip to Maido for groceries and other essentials!
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