kombu seaweed leaves 15g
Kombu Seaweed Leaves (Raw, NZ Harvested)-15g

Kombu Seaweed Leaves (Raw, NZ Harvested)-15g

US$6.67

Kombu Seaweed Leaves are made from the blades of kelp seaweed.  These Kombu Leaves were wild harvested from the North Island of NZ, dried naturally to preserve nutrients and tested for contaminants.

Add nutritious, flavourful Kombu leaves to infuse stocks and soups, or add umami, salty and sweet flavour to fish and meat. Cut Kombu into strips and stir fry for a healthy snack. Infuse drinks for a unique umami flavour, or you could even try wrapping kombu leaves around fish or meat for a flavour explosion!  It’s not easy to find a vegan source of umami but the Japanese have mastered the art of flavour, and Kombu is a key ingredient in any Japanese cooking.
The white powder you see on the dried Kombu leaf if an amino acid called glutamine.  This is what is said to give Kombu’s it’s wonderful natural umami flavour and is not to be confused with mould.

How to Use Kombu Seaweed Leaves?

Soak Kombu seaweed leaves in tepid  and gradually warm allowing the nutrients and flavour to seep into the water.  Then use this flavourful, nutrient enriched infused water as the base of your stock.  There are a number of traditional and modern recipe options here.  Make up a broth or stock and freeze for future use, or if you have more liquid than you require, use the kombu infused water for a natural restorative facial, or water your plants with it.  Kombu leaves are softer than kombu strips so can be used for wrapping food parcels (before baking or roasting) – rehydrate slightly prior to use if they need a little more softening.

Benefits of Kombu Seaweed?

Kombu leaves are cut from Kelp which is a brown seaweed.  Kelp is widely regarded as the best natural, most concentrated source of iodine – an essential nutrient for human health – specifically linked to immunity, thyroid, brain, ovarian and breast health. Iodine is an essential nutrient for the production of a hormone called thyroxin which helps to regulate many body functions. It has also been linked to apoptosis (cell death) which is critical to fighting cancer – particularly thyroid and breast cancer. This Harvard study encourages improving diet before taking nutritional supplements because most nutrients are more potent when they come from food, and they are accompanied by many nonessential but beneficial nutrients, such as hundreds of carotenoids, flavonoids, minerals, and antioxidants that aren’t in most supplements.  Additionally, food tastes better and is often cheaper than nutritional supplements!

In addition to iodine, Kelp offers a range of other nutrients  (such as calcium and magnesium) and beneficial compounds  including Alginates, fucoidan, laminarins and lignans.

This is our starter size – if you are already a super user of kombu leaves, consider our hospitality pack.  We have a wide range of other products containing New Zealand Kelp. Do pay attention to the serving size suggestions on pack and consult a health care professional if you have concerns about your health or further questions about iodine.

Ingredients:  Kelp (Ecklonia radiata) dried seaweed 100%.

60 servings per pack

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  • Sustainably harvested
  • Processed in approved food grade facilities
  • High in nutrients
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Description

Low fatplant based icon gluten-freeExcellent iodine iconGm-free

 

 

 

The kelp these Kombu seaweed leaves are made from have been tested for contaminants in accordance with the ANZ Food Code.

Product of New Zealand.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Seal securely once opened – seaweeds are hygroscopic and will absorb moisture from the atmosphere around them.

Allergens: MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF: Crustacea, Fish (molluscs).

Warning: Contains naturally occurring iodine. Excessive consumption may exceed recommended daily dietary intakes which could have adverse effects.

Additional information

Weight0.053 kg
Dimensions6 × 11 × 20 cm