Umibudo Sea Grapes
We proudly present our latest discovery from the depths of the ocean:
Green caviar from Japan, Okinawa!
Sea grapes, also known as Umibudo, is a tropical aquatic vegetable that is very popular in Japan where it is considered a delicacy. It is highly regarded for its succulent appearance, refreshing taste and pleasing “pop” when you eat it.
The sea grapes seem to almost explode in the mouth releasing a unique flavor of the sea!
Each bag ordered contains 100g/3.5oz dehydrated Umibudo algae which yields about 500g/1 pound of fresh sea grapes once soaked.
This kind of seaweed can reach up to 5 meters in length but only the extremities including the so called “sea grapes” are consumed.
The sea grapes are harvested in Okinawa, Japan where it has been enjoyed for eons. Sea grapes are usually eaten raw with vinegar, as a snack or in a salad. You can enjoy it raw with soy sauce or rice vinegar mixed with mustard.
In search of other secrets of nature, we have found in Japan:
These are sea water plants with the highest nutrient density from the genus of Caulerpa Lentillifera algae, a natural seaweed – alga, which is cultivated, cultivated and processed in Japan.
Due to their exceptional surface, these aquatic plants can absorb valuable nutrients such as amino acids, mineral salts, trace elements, vitamins, polyphenols and flavonoids from the seawater and – in comparison to terrestrial plants – store up to 1000 times higher concentration.
The algae is a delicacy in Japan and makes for a fantastic decoration. The sea pearls/sea grapes are eaten fresh, dressed as a salad or simply as a snack in between. It has a slight seaweed-like taste and have a consistency like real caviar, with a crisp kick of freshness guaranteed when eating the natural sea grapes.
Benefits include the product to be rich in minerals such as: Iodine, iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper and Vitamin A and C. Sea algae prevent iron deficiency with regular nutritional integration, especially if fish and meat are not on your diet plan.