EMERALD COVE® Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) is grown on nets hung between posts secured on the shallow ocean bottom off the northern shore of the Shandong Peninsula in North China, the closest point to Japan in China. The wakame spores attach themselves to the nets naturally so no actual cultivation is necessary and no fertilizer or herbicide is used. Familiar to sushi enthusiasts from its use in miso soup, wakame is also used in seaweed salads. EMERALD COVE® Wakame is ready to eat and can be tossed right out of the bag into miso soup. Because of its superior alkalinity, wakame is extremely beneficial in helping to maintain the alkaline/acid balance necessary for a healthy human body.