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Food as Medicine: Seaweed Egg Drop Soup

Seaweed Egg Drop Soup is a light and refreshing meal that can be enjoyed during any season!

Seaweed is both high in nutrients and low in calories, making it an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iron, potassium, and fiber. Seaweed is also known for being naturally rich in iodine, which has been shown to promote healthy thyroid function. Because the thyroid produces hormones that work to regulate metabolism, incorporating seaweed in one's regular diet is a great way to nourish the body and help it efficiently fuel itself.


The pairing of seaweed and egg in this dish makes for a delicious and nutritious meal that can be prepared all year round.


Please see our quick and easy Seaweed Egg Drop Soup recipe down below!

 

15 Minute Seaweed Egg Drop Soup


Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, bring herbal chicken broth to a boil.

  2. Add the wakame seaweed into pot and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.

  3. While the broth is coming to a boil, use a whisk to scramble the eggs in a small separate bowl.

  4. Slowly swirl and drizzle the egg mixture into the boiling broth, stirring constantly in one direction until eggs are cooked through.

  5. Add salt and ground white pepper to taste.

  6. If desired, add in a teaspoon of sesame oil and garnish with finely chopped scallions.

Serve hot and enjoy!

 

References:


Chung, H. R. (2014). Iodine and thyroid function. Annals of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism, 19(1), 8-12. 10.6065/apem.2014.19.1.8


Lomartire S, Marques JC, Gonçalves AMM. An Overview to the Health Benefits of Seaweeds Consumption. Mar Drugs. 2021 Jun 15;19(6):341. doi: 10.3390/md19060341. PMID: 34203804; PMCID: PMC8232781.


Peñalver R, Lorenzo JM, Ros G, Amarowicz R, Pateiro M, Nieto G. Seaweeds as a Functional Ingredient for a Healthy Diet. Mar Drugs. 2020 Jun 5;18(6):301. doi: 10.3390/md18060301. PMID: 32517092; PMCID: PMC7345263.

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