name = "Eisenia bicyclis"
classis = Phaeophyceae
genus = "
species = "E. bicyclis"
binomial = "Eisenia bicyclis"
binomial_authority = (Kjellman) Setchell 1905
synonyms = "Ecklonia bicyclis"
Arame, "Eisenia bicyclis" syn. "Ecklonia bicyclis", is a species of
kelpbest known for its use in Japanese cuisine. It is one of many species of seaweedused in Japanese dishes.
Arame is high in
calcium, ironand is also harvested for alginate and iodine. It contains the storage polysaccharide laminarinand the tripeptide eisenin.
Arame comes in brown strands, has a mild semi-sweet flavour and a firm texture. It can be added to soups, muffins, pilafs among others.
* [http://www.annecollins.com/diet_foods/arame-seaweed.htm Diet Foods & Nutrition: Arame Seaweed]
* [http://www.algaebase.org/speciesdetail.lasso?species_id=4012 Algaebase Info Page]
Further Scientific Reading
* Kojima, T. et al. (1993). Eisenin (L-pyroGlu-L-Gln-L-Ala), a new biological response modifier. "Journal of Immunotherapy". 13(1):36-42.
Further Culinary Reading
* Kristina Turner. 1996. The Self-Healing Cookbook: A
MacrobioticPrimer for the Healing Body. p.122
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