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hijiki

Pronunciation: [hee-JEE-kee]

A Japanese seaweed that comes in narrow black ribbons several inches long. After harvesting, it's sun dried, then boiled and dried again. Hijiki (also called hiziki) is the most mineral-rich of its genre and has a salty, slightly anise character. It's reconstituted in water and used as a vegetable in soups and other dishes.