HIJIKI

Trails to Oishii Tokyo

28m 00s
Broadcast on May 29, 2019 Available until May 29, 2022

Our focus today is hijiki, a variety of seaweed that has been consumed in Japan for over 1,000 years. Much like tea leaves, this nutritious, low-calorie food is often dried, and soaked in water before use. Hijiki grow quickly at the start of spring on rocky coastlines, and are only available for harvest for a few days. Dive in to find out more about what ancient Japanese considered to be a gift from the sea.

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