How resistant are sea vegetables to heat?

by Craig
(NJ)

I'm transitioning into a vegetarian diet. In particular, a raw food diet. I'm still very new to this and I want to make sure I'm getting the healthiest benefits from my new diet. Very much interested in sea vegetables but I haven't read anywhere about cooked sea vegetables -vs- raw? Is it even possible to eat them raw? Anyway, thanks.


I hope this isn't a dumb question, but am I killing the enzymes and nutrients when I boil, bake or dry sea vegetables?

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Apr 15, 2010
Re: How resistant are sea vegetables to heat?
by: Mica

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Sea vegetables, like most land vegetables, may be eaten raw. There are some seaweed salad recipes on the site, so check them out.

I do cook my seaweed for soups and other dishes, most of the time adding them as last and using low heat -- like simmering.

Exposing them to high heat causes the breakdown of nutrients and enzymes.

If you're new to seaweed, the easiest to try is nori since these are wrapped around sushi. You can replace the rice and fish with your favorite vegetables. Have fun!

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