Why has grape seaweed become a "hot trend" dish in Vietnam today? Let's find out with Hai Nam!

Grape seaweed is a type of seaweed shaped like a bunch of grapes

Grape seaweed is a dish that is being "hunted" in Vietnam recently. The seaweed dish in Japanese cuisine (called Umibudo-Sea Grape) is grown in the waters of Okinawa. The Japanese are very fond of this dish not only because it is delicious, fresh, crispy, and "pop" in the mouth when eating, creating a sense of pleasure, but also because Grape seaweed has many health benefits.

How nutritious is grape seaweed?

According to researchers, grape seaweed contains caulerpin, a biologically active substance that helps lower cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, anti-oxidant, antiviral, and anti-cancer. Grape seaweed also contains many vitamins A, B, C, fiber, trace minerals (such as iron, iodine, calcium ...). Grape seaweed also contains essential amino acids that the human body cannot synthesize but can only receive through the diet such as Histidine, Threonine, Valine, Methionine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Phenylalanine, Lysine.

Hai Nam grape seaweed products - Okinawa

Model of growing grape seaweed on a grid in a clean seawater tank of Japan

Hai Nam's chance to grow Grape seaweed came when a customer from Okinawa, the capital of Japanese Grape seaweed, came to Phan Thiet and noticed that the sea and climate in this place were similar to Okinawa. After 5 years of studying sea water quality in Phan Thiet, experimenting with grape seaweed brought from Japan, in 2004 the Hai Nam Okinawa joint venture was born, becoming the first enterprise in Vietnam to start farming grape seaweed. Japan. Hai Nam Okinawa applies the model of growing grape seaweed on a grid suspended in a clean seawater tank of Japan, directly operated and managed by a Japanese engineer. Grape seaweed grown in this model does not come into contact with the mud of the seabed, and is not contaminated with the smell of mud and heavy metals. Seaweed grapes of Hai Nam Okinawa harvested are exported to Japan.

 Hai Nam-Okinawa joint venture company

Hot trend of eating grape seaweed in Vietnamese market

In the early years, Vietnamese users did not know the dish Grape seaweed, so the entire output grown at Hai Nam Okinawa farm was exported to Japan. Gradually, thanks to being introduced in Japanese restaurants in Vietnam, Grape seaweed dish is known to more and more Vietnamese people. Until the fresh grape seaweed and salted grape seaweed of Hai Nam - Okinawa are widely sold at AEON supermarkets, Coop Mart SCA, Family Mart convenience stores, An Nam, Nam An, and other food stores. and is loved by many people, grape seaweed dish really becomes a "hot trend" dish that everyone wants to try. 


20 years ago, the price of seaweed at a Japanese airport was up to 80 US$/Kg. Currently, the price of grape seaweed for export is still higher than the price of grape seaweed sold in Vietnam market. Also thanks to the export price "supporting" the domestic price, Hai Nam Okinawa can provide Vietnamese users with a source of quality grape seaweed at a reasonable price.

Nutritious dishes from seaweed

Grape seaweed can be used to prepare many dishes such as salad served with roasted sesame sauce, mayonnaise, served with salmon sashimi, topping instant noodles at midnight, spread on soft tofu pieces.   


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