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Arame Vegetable Health Benefits

Arame is a type of sea vegetable; they have a sweet, mild flavour and pack in a good supply of calcium, iodine, potassium, vitamin A and dietary fiber. During preparation, rinse thoroughly, and then soak in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes before cooking.

 

Sea vegetables may play a role in lowering the risk of oestrogen-related cancers, including breast cancer.

 

Since cholesterol is required as a building block for production of oestrogen, the cholesterol-lowering effects of sea vegetables may play a risk-reducing role in this regard.

 

However, more interesting with respect to breast cancer risk is the apparent ability of sea vegetables to modify aspects of a woman’s normal menstrual cycle in such a way that over a lifetime, the total cumulative oestrogen secretion that occurs during the follicular phase of the cycle gets decreased.

 

Sea vegetables are well-researched as containing a variety of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, and this nutrient combination is likely to result in some risk-lowering benefits in the case of colon cancer and other cancer types.

 

Although much more research is needed in this area, we expect the anti-cancer benefits of sea vegetables to become more firmly established over time.

 

Sea vegetables can be found growing both in the marine salt waters as well as in fresh water lakes and seas.

 

They commonly grow on coral reefs or in rocky landscapes and can grow at great depths provided that sunlight can penetrate through the water to where they reside since, like plants, they need light for their survival.

 

It combines well with vegetable proteins such as tofu and tempeh, and sweet tasting vegetables including onions, winter squash and carrots.

 

With its dark, almost black colour, Arame makes an attractive addition to colourful salads.

 

Arame and other sea vegetables contain more minerals than any other kind of food. Analysis has shown that a wide range of minerals account for up to 38 percent of their dry weight.

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