Botanical Name - Laminaria species
Other Names - Wild Atlantic Kombu, Kombu, Konbu, Oarweed, Kombu, Tangleweed, Sea Girdle, Sea Tangle, Sea Ribbon.
Origin - Iceland
Flavor Profile - Powdered kelp is an “acquired” taste. It has a strong fishy flavor to some people but is only mildly salty to others.
Culinary Usages - Add to vegetable and fruit smoothies in small amounts. May also be encapsulates as a dietary supplement.
Household Usages - Use as a natural fertilizer in the garden.
Typical Preparations - Powdered Kelp can be easily included in practically every dish. You may sprinkle it on entrees, soups, salads, and it makes a marvelous drink in the form of a "green smoothie". Also adds well in teas and in iced drinks or encapsulated.
Kelp is a generic name for over 300 species of large brown algae that belong to the order Laminariales. Our Kelp is Laminaria longicruris, also known as "Wild Atlantic Kombu," because of its similarity to Japanese Kombu. Kelp (L. longicruris).
Powdered Kelp are a good source of iodine and minerals,
In Japan and China – kelp – is used to make Dashi – a soup stock that simple to make – heat the kelp to near boiling point in water and strain the resultant liquid suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Precautions - Check with your physician or endocrinologist before using this product if you have a thyroid condition.
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