Ever look at a food and wonder what circumstances led to people trying to eat it? Foods with such an unusual appearance or origin that you’d almost never expect them to turn out to be delicious. Things like pineapple, coconut…and definitely seaweed. But everyone owes that first person to nosh on this superfood a debt of thanks. Here’s only a few of the things you need to know about this culinary BAMF:
1. Seaweed is technically not a vegetable, or even a plant—it’s algae.
And you thought tomatoes had us fooled.
2. It also contains more vitamins and minerals than any actual vegetable or fruit.
Beat that, kale.
3. You’re probably eating seaweed and don’t even know it.
Well, sort of. It’s used to thicken sauces and syrups, keep ice cream smooth, and even as a natural preservative. You’re welcome, world.
Ready to hop on the seaweed train? Mosey on over to the Love With Food shop and order some Sweet N’ Salty Organic Seaweed Snack by Sea’s Gift.
Any other awesome things you need to know about seaweed? Tell us in the comments below!