Pacific Harvest Wakame Leaves 20g
New Zealand Wakame Leaves have a mild flavour and pleasing texture. Classified as a ‘brown seaweed’, Wakame is also called ‘Asian Kelp’ and is not native to NZ . Easy to prepare, nutritious and versatile, it suits both Asian & Western type dishes. As a result, it has built a reputation as one of the sweeter tasting sea vegetable. It is widely used in miso soup & for seaweed salads and has been enjoyed in Asia for centuries. Pacific Harvest carries 2 varieties of Wakame, NZ Wild Leaves and Farmed. We harvest our NZ Wakame Leaves by hand and dry them whole to suit a wide range of culinary applications.
We harvest our NZ Wakame leaves sustainably from the wild in NZ North Island and we dry them naturally to preserve all their nutritional quality. The white powder that covers the surface of the dried leaves is called ‘Umami’, a Japanese word to describe the ‘fifth taste’. Umami is actually an amino-acid that rises to the surface of the plant as it dries; chefs prize it for its ability to naturally enhance & balance flavours in a dish.
Our NZ Wild Wakame Leaves are harvested in the North Island of New Zealand and are tested for contaminants.