Eden Hiziki (Hizikia fusiforme) is a dark brown, bushy plant that grows wild in sunny, rocky, environmentally protected coastal arctic currents off the eastern shore of Ise, Japan.Only the prized tender black curls of the tips are washed, sun-dried, steamed, then soaked in the juices of cooked arame to enhance its black color and dried again naturally.
Hiziki has a stronger taste than many sea vegetables, but is deliciously sweet and extremely nourishing.Rich flavor and delicate texture. Great with grains and in stir-fries and salads. Enjoy concentrated sea vegetable nourishment. It is fat free and very low sodium. Hiziki has been a traditional part of the Japanese diet for centuries.
To use in grain dishes, stuffing, salads, burgers, or croquettes, boil the hiziki for 15 to 20 minutes prior to combining with the other ingredients. For hiziki and vegetable side dishes, cook the hiziki for 25 to 35 minutes with vegetables and season with Eden Shoyu Soy Sauce near the end of cooking.