Organic Sweet Kelp 40g

  • Sweet Kelp, also known as Sweet Kombu or Sugar Kelp, actually contains saccharin, a natural form of sugar. This large brown kelp is hand harvested from the pristine Atlantic waters off the Connemara coast. The species is usually found on sheltered rocky seabeds. As with all our seaweeds, Sweet Kelp is sustainably harvested as only the upper half of the plant is trimmed leaving the remaining part of the plant to regenerate. Like all seaweeds, it has a high nutrient content.

    We carefully dry the hand-harvested Sweet Kelp at extremely low temperatures to make sure the nutrient content is preserved.

    Ingredients: Organic Sweet Kelp.

  • Use: This high quality dried Sweet Kelp can be reconstituted by soaking it in cool water for up to 30 minutes. It can then be added to sweet or savoury salads or cooked as part of sweet or savoury dishes. It is great to include in all bakes and cakes. It can also be added dried to soups and stews. It can be added as a wet or dry ingredient to your baking, depending on the desired outcome.

    Benefits: Sweet 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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