By Athena Hessong

Add flavor to your food without using salt. Grind any type of dried seaweed into a powder to make a salt substitute to use in your recipes. All edible seaweeds contribute healthy vitamins and minerals to your diet, including vitamins A, B, C and E and iodine. The distinctive flavor of seaweed is known as "umami" – a savory sensation unlike any of the other four tastes of the tongue: sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Used as a seasoning, seaweed powder can enhance the flavor of any food.

Dried seaweed, such as nori, can be made into a powder for seasoning.

Step 1

Place a handful of dried seaweed into a coffee or spice grinder.

Step 2

Pulse the grinder until the dried seaweed becomes pulverized into a fine powder.

Step 3

Transfer the seaweed powder to an air tight container and store indefinitely in a cool, dry spot.

Step 4

Sprinkle the powder over your food or add it to taste for a savory flavor accent.