hijiki (Hizikia fusiforme)


  • "It is important to choose sea vegetables wisely. EDEN Hiziki is wild grown and hand harvested from the clean, cold, Arctic current seas of Japan's main island of Honshu along the environmentally protected Ria-coast of Ise-Shima National Park. After harvesting it is boiled and dried in the traditional manner."
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  • Among all types of sea vegetable, however, hijiki stands out as being particularly high-risk when it comes to arsenic exposure. During the period 2000-2005, government-related agencies in England, New Zealand, and Canada issued public health recommendations advising against consumption of hijiki sea vegetable unless verified as containing very low levels of inorganic arsenic. Based on these reports, we recommend avoidance of hijiki as a sea vegetable unless available in the form of certified organic hijiki.
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