Organic Kombu Kelp 40g

  • Our Kombu Kelp is hand harvested from the pristine Atlantic waters off the Connemara coast. It is a brown seaweed and one of the numerous varieties of kelp found on the lower shores of Ireland’s unspoilt waters. Kombu consists of long, flat, leaf like structures that grown in large clumps or ‘underwater forests’. As Kelp is known for its quick growth rate and resilience, the harvesting of it is an extremely sustainable practice and has been a tradition for centuries.

    Ingredients: Organic Kombut Kelp.

  • Use: This high quality dried Kombu Kelp can be reconstituted by soaking in cool water for up to 30 minutes. It can then be added to sweet or savoury dishes. It can also be added dried to soups and stews. It has a high nutritional content and can add a rich ‘umami’ flavour to your cooking..

    Benefits: Kelp is rich in nutrients. It is a good source of protein, fibre, iodine, magnesium and calcium.

  • Connemara Organic Seaweed is run by Noel and Margaret Lee. Noel Lee was born and raised in Lettermullen, a beautiful windswept Island off the west coast of Ireland. They are now based in Rosaveel in County Galway. For generations, the Lee family have been hand harvesting seaweed off the Connemara coast. Having a positive impact on their community and their environment is at the core of all they do.

    They aim to provide you with sustainably harvested, local, edible seaweeds so that you can introduce these as an alternative food source that is healthy, nutritional, tasty, and good for the environment. They also have a range of body care products to enable you to use the highest quality seaweed products on your skin. It is important to acknowledge the importance of seaweeds for marine life, and we need to balance this with its use by humans. They therefore adopt an ecosystem approach, meaning that they promote conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way.

    Many of the seaweeds currently for sale have travelled thousands of kilometres to reach your local supermarket and food shop, often all the way from China. Small-scale, local produce is the key to a happier life and leads to a lower carbon footprint. By providing food from local waters, they hope to contribute to a low-carbon economy that takes care of its environment. They hope that seaweed becomes part of everyone’s diet and comes to be recognised as a superfood, both environmentally and nutritionally!

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