Dr Oz: Kumbu, Nori & Wakame Healthy Seaweed Recipe

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Dr Oz: Kumbu, Nori & Wakame Healthy Seaweed Recipe

By on December 22, 2011

Dr Oz: Nori, Wakame, Kombu Seaweed Recipes

In this segment, Dr Oz introduced Maoshing, Ni, PhD, Chinese medicine doctor, to show you how 3 common types of seaweed could improve your health. According to Dr. Ni, seaweed has been a staple in Asian diets for thousands of years. There are over 20 edible seaweeds that are part of multicellular algae and are quite tasty. Dr. Ni clarified that while seafood is most associated with Asian culture, seaweed is also eaten in Ireland and Scotland.

3 Most Common Seaweed Types:

Dr Oz: Nori Anti-Inflammatory

1. Nori – This is the seaweed you find in sushi. Dr Oz Kumbu Metabolism Booster The skin of the seaweed contains omega 3 fatty acids (more than 3 avocadoes worth) and anti-inflammatory properties that affects how the skin looks and feels. You can purchase Nori at health food stores, online, and in Asian supermarkets. One easy way to prepare Nori is by toasting them with sesame oil.

Dr Oz: Nori Vegetable Roll Recipe


– 1 sheet of Nori
– Brown Rice
– Carrots (shredded)
– Celery (shredded)
– Avocado

Cover the sheet with brown rice, layer with the shredded carrots, celery and avocado. Roll up and dip into sesame oil or water.

Dr Oz cut up pieces and passed it around to audience members. Every single person stated that they loved it! Yum!

Dr Oz: Wakame Bloating Remedy

2. Wakame – This seafood is known as the woman’s seaweed because it is great for bloating. (Should we be offended, ladies? I’ve seen guys bloat up too!) Wakame is packed with calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6, which is a diuretic that helps with the bloating. You can purchase wakame at health food stores and supermarkets. It comes dry, so soak it in water for ½ hour to reconstitute. One easy dish is to boil the wakame and then put it into a delicious cucumber salad.

Dr Oz: Dashi Kombu Recipe

3. Kombu – This seaweed is great for metabolism – Kombu is a Chinese herb that’s packed with iodine, which is essential for the thyroid. The fiber in this seaweed makes you full, therefore this is the perfect food for someone trying to lose weight.

Ingredients & Instructions:

– 4 cups of water over low heat
– 8 inch kombu cut in half
– Soak kombu in water for 30 minutes

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Comments to Dr Oz: Kumbu, Nori & Wakame Healthy Seaweed Recipe

  1. wish I could view the video of today’s show of dr. oz. ….wondering why the nori veggie sushi roll gets dipped in sesame oil or water??? that is what is said at the end of the recipe??? is that to ‘seal’ it??? I can hardly wait to find this seaweed and make these. I use to live in Japan when I was a teenager….I wish I could view these dr. oz videos but I always get an error message saying that it is no longer available….. :-(

  2. Louise Foust says:

    If you don eat Dashi Kambu, just the broth, how much do you eat at a meal?

  3. On the December 22nd episode about seaweed brown seaweed capsules were discussed along with a second supplement. What was the second supplement? O too wish I could view that video again.

  4. @Susan-the second supplement was black licorce extract.

  5. I was very interested in differnet ways to enjoy these types of seaweed but the recipes are lame.
    “Ingredients & Instructions:

    – 4 cups of water over low heat
    – 8 inch kombu cut in half
    – Soak kombu in water for 30 minutes”

    And then what?? Just chew on it??
    I also suggest shopping at your local Asian market. I went to Whole Foods and the price difference in the seaweeds was incredible. The Asian market was very reasonable. Even Miso paste was a difference of 10.50 at WF versus 4.99 at the Asian market for the same product.

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