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xring posted:
I tried a bag of roasted seaweed I found at "Trader Joe's." Pretty interesting - it tastes like it has a lot of salt but the label says only 50mg in half the package. It's sorta crunchy like a potato chip, then it becomes like cooked spinach as you chew it.

The only ingredients besides seaweed are Canola oil, Sesame oil & salt.

I've heard there are benefits to seaweed but I forgot what they are. Anyway, half the bag has 8% Vitamin A & 20% Vitamin C, 2% Iron, 1gm. carb & 1gm fiber. I ate the whole bag.
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hootyowl2 responded:
No thanks. I tried it once as it was a gift from Japanese friends once. Yuk. It tastes like grass, only slimy. They also make 'chips' out of veggies. Green beans, carrots or whatever. Those were okay.

Hooty
 
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xring replied to hootyowl2's response:

It's an acquired taste. Sorta fishy too, but I liked it.
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dianer01 replied to xring's response:
I am at Trader Joes almost weekly and Iwill look for it. My Trader Joes snack of choice is their peanut butter filled pretzels. A little high on the simple carbs but a few grams of protien.

What is the salt content? I do not restrict salt but because I am on BP meds I do try to be conciese of it and not add excess salt.
 
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xring replied to dianer01's response:
The label says a serving is 1/2 the bag & it's only 50 gms sodium.
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nwsmom replied to xring's response:
Typo allert! xring means 50 mgs of sodium.
 
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xring replied to nwsmom's response:
Newsmom, look how you spelled "alert" when you posted "Typo allert."
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auriga1 responded:
Just had a taste of it two days ago. Exactly as you described--tastes like cooked spinach. I like cooked spinach, but these are not my cup of tea for snacking. I'd rather have spinach leaves to makeup a small salad.

Someone else brought them into my house, but I won't be buying any for here. My 19-year old made the funniest face.
 
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Michael Dansinger, MD responded:
xring--thanks for raising this topic. Many of my patients are looking for something "salty crunchy" that's low in carbs and calories. Roasted seaweed fits the bill.

I tasted this Trader Joe's product and I liked everything except the taste. The nutrition profile and price looked great! Some of my patients do like this product and I've recommend it to many folks.
 
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MSUphysicsFRIB responded:
That sounds great! I'll have to find it. I like seaweed and by bags of it dried (but not roasted) from a local asian market. I put it in hot water to reheat it and eat it with vinegar and sesame oil.
 
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MSUphysicsFRIB replied to MSUphysicsFRIB's response:
I meant to write that I put it in hot water to rehydrate it, not "reheat" it.
 
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nwsmom replied to xring's response:
Xring, I just got up! I was still partially asleep..........
 
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rubystar2 responded:
My ex-husband and I used to make Miso Soup. It had seaweed in it. It was pretty good.
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Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to Michael Dansinger, MD's response:
"I liked everything except the taste" This made me LOL!!!

My daughters are crazy for the TJ's brand. But I won't pack in lunches - the smell is too yucky and they always end up with green between their teeth! School is hard enough...

I tried the Whole Foods brand but it wasn't salty enough, according to the 6 year old.

I've heard you can buy sheets and sheets of seaweed at Asian markets for a fraction of the price. Of course, it will have to pass the taste test

Haylen
 
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xring replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Ah, thanks for the tip. There are 2 Asian markets near me. The bag is only .99 at Trader's but it only takes me a few seconds to eat the whole bag.
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