Our Kombu Kelp is hand harvested from the pristine Atlantic waters off the Connemara coast. Kombu Kelp, is a brown seaweed and one of the numerous varieties of kelp found on the lower shores of Ireland’s unspoiled waters. Kombu consists of flat or leaf-like structures that grow in large clumps or ‘underwater forests’. As kelp is known for its quick growth rate and resilience, the harvesting of kombu is an extremely sustainable practice and has been a tradition for centuries.
Ingredients: Kombu Kelp (Laminaría Digitia)
Directions for Use: Kombu is extremely versatile. Eaten dried, it is a delicious low calorie snack but can also be used as a flavour enhancer as it contains umami, the fifth human taste. Kombu adds luxurious richness and body to such dishes as soups, chowders, stews or salads and can even be added to bread. Milled or finely diced kombu can also be used as a healthy alternative to salt due to its lower sodium content.