Exploring Japanese Flavors in Space

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have announced 33 new menus for Japanese space food in order to maintain astronauts performance, nutrients and reducing stress. 

The new menus included Hijiki Salad, Nori seaweed and Miso soup. Those menu uses seaweed as an ingredient. Seaweeds are filled with natural minerals and fibers and are perfect for taking in nutrients under harsh condition such as space and this might have lead to be picked as a new space food candidate.

I’m sure they miss their familiar food especially when they are thousand miles above earth. I hope they could find successful result eating these seaweed foods that are basic building blocks of Japanese food.

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