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Hijiki or hiziki (Japanese: commonly written ???, dictionaries list ??? and ???) is an uncommon type of edible seaweed commonly found on rocky coastlines. Its two names, which are examples of ateji, mean deer-tail grass and sheep-nest grass respectively. Hijiki (Hizikia fusiformes) is a brown sea vegetable growing wild around the coasts of Japan, Korea, and China. It is a traditional food and has been freely sold and used as part of a balanced diet in Japan for centuries. Hijiki is known to be rich in dietary fibre and essential minerals. According to Japanese folklore, hijiki aids health and beauty and the thick, black, lustrous hair of the Japanese is connected to this regular consumption of small amounts of hijiki. Hijiki has been sold in United Kingdom natural products stores for 30 years and hijiki's culinary uses have been adopted in the United States