Wakame is highly used in salads or other Japanese cuisines. Wakame has many benefits as it is a kind of green vegetable. It is actually a sea vegetable, more appropriate term would be seaweed which is squishy and green and mainly used in making Wakame salads. Although Wakame is said to be good for health its calorie content is still an important issue if you want to be sure about including it in the list of food items belonging to a perfectly balanced and healthy diet. Some people just want to know about its nutrition content because they are not sure what Wakame really is.
In English, Wakame is known as “Sea Mustard”. It is used in many English, French, Chinese, Korean and obviously Japanese recipes. Assuming that the quantity is raw Wakame seaweed, one eight of a cup of 2 tablespoon (8 milligrams), the following metrics are provided.
- Calorie: 5
- Carbs: 0.9 grams
- Fats: 0.1 grams
- Proteins: 0.3 grams
The total calorie is 5 meaning; two tablespoons/8 milligrams of Wakame contains 5 calories. This is the total calorie; the calorie for fat is even less and equal to 1. From the calorie meter you can see that Wakame is extremely low on all meaning it is a fairly good food item to be included in your balanced diet list.
It is also low on cholesterol as it has 0% cholesterol in daily intake. It is high on sodium though as it contains 87 milligrams of it and constitutes 4% of the daily intake. The total carb is 0.0 grams out of which only 0.1 gram is dietary fiber and 0.1 gram I sugar. As for vitamins, it contains 1% vitamin A, 2% Calcium, 1% Vitamin C and 1% iron. As for fat, all types of fats are nil in a Wakame seaweed.