Hijiki Ginger Salads
by Craig Tsuchiyama, Seafood & Sushi Buyer/Merchandiser
Hijiki, or Hiziki, is a seaweed black or brown in color that grows wild along the rocky coastlines around Japan, Korea, and China. Hijiki has been used in traditional foods and part of a balanced diet in Japan for centuries. Hijiki is known to be rich in dietary fiber and essential minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium. According to Japanese folklore, Hijiki aids health and beauty, and thick, black, lustrous hair is connected to regular consumption of Hijiki. Consuming Hijiki provides many other benefits, such as:
• Great source of minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Magnesium.
• Various members of the Vitamin E family such as alpha-, beta-, gamma-tocophenol and Antioxidants.
• Great Monounsaturated Fat; Oleic acid, Omega-3 fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid.
• No Saturated Fat and High in Fiber.
Bristol Farms is proud to introduce two new Hijiki Salads to our Sushi departments:
HIJIKI SALAD with QUINOA
Hijiki Salad with Quinoa is rich in nutrients and is great for a gluten-free diet. It is a healthy blend of Hijiki seaweed and whole grain Quinoa, and is a twist on a traditional Japanese Hijiki salad. Enjoy it by itself as a side dish or appetizer, or mix it with rice or vegetables for a unique dish. The possibilities are endless! You’ll love taste and the nutritional value of this wholesome salad!
GINGER SEAWEED SALAD
Ginger Seaweed Salad is a twist on our original seaweed salad. This mix of seaweed stems, ginger, and black olives is crisp and crunchy in texture with a bold color and flavor profile. Enjoy it by itself as a side dish or appetizer, or blend with rice or use as a topping to make a unique dish. The possibilities are endless! You’ll love the crunchy texture and fragrant spice of ginger with every bite! All natural and gluten free.