What's new

Food Hijiki ヒジキ

Hijiki (ヒジキ) is a variety of seaweed, usually sold dried.



Hijiki (ヒジキ, 鹿尾菜 or 羊栖菜, hijiki)

Hijiki (ヒジキ, 鹿尾菜 or 羊栖菜, hijiki) (Sargassum fusiforme, syn. Hizikia fusiformis), sometimes called hiziki, is a brown sea vegetable growing wild on rocky coastlines of East Asia. Hijiki has been a part of the Japanese culinary sphere and diet for centuries. It is rich in dietary fibre 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 small amounts. Hijiki has been sold in United Kingdom natural products stores for thirty years, and its culinary uses have been adopted in North America. Recent studies have shown that hijiki contains potentially toxic quantities of inorganic arsenic, and the food safety agencies of several countries (excluding Japan), including Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, have advised against its consumption.



Kanji: 鹿尾菜, 羊栖菜
Kana: ヒジキ
Romaji: hijiki

entry information

Category
H
Added by
JREF
Last update
Views
254

More in H

  • Food Hotaru ika (ホタルイカ)
    Firefly Squid are a small squid species that are commonly seen in sushi. They can be served raw...
  • Food Hosomaki (星鰈)
    Hosomaki (細巻き) are a traditional type of thin sushi roll with nori seaweed on the outside. The...
  • Food Hoshigarei
    Hoshigarei (星鰈), also known as spotted halibut (Verasper variegatus) is a flatfish of the family...
  • Food Honmaguro 本鮪
    Honmaguro (ほんまぐろ) is known as the northern bluefin tuna (mainly when including Pacific bluefin...
  • Food Hokkigai 北寄貝
    The hokkigai (Spisula sachalinensis or Arctic surf clam) is an edible saltwater clam often used...

More from JREF

Back
Top Bottom