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Is Wakame Vegan?

by Fabian Jackson

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Wakame is commonly used in coastal and sea-inspired dishes to bring a salty quality to food. But is it suitable for vegans? Keep reading to find out.


Wakame is a deep green edible seaweed that’s been an integral part of Korean and Japanese cuisines for hundreds, if not thousands of years. It’s technically also classed as marine algae and as a sea vegetable too. 

dish of wakame

Photo credits: Asian Test Kitchen

Wakame can be added to a number of dishes ranging from soups and stews to fresh salads, world-renowned for its flavours and texture. Sounds great, right? Well in 2018 it was also added to the list of 100 worst globally invasive species by the Invasive Species Specialist Group. 

Is wakame vegan? 

We can answer this question with a definite yes! As a seaweed and sea vegetable, wakame is 100% plant-based and suitable for anyone on a plant-based diet.

Learn more about it and discover some of our favourite vegan-friendly recipes that champion wakame here.

Keep your plant-based questions coming our way in the comments section below!


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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