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Kombu & Kelp – The Same?

Kelp prepared as seasoning or as Kombu strips   Kombu is the Japanese word for dried sea kelp. In China it is called Haidai. Kombu/Kelp/Haidai, are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae (Phaeophyceae) in the order Laminariales. There are about 30 different genera* around the world (see Laminariales for more information). Kelps grow in underwater "forests"…
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Why Eat Kelp?

Ecklonia radiata kelp also called North Island Kelp Kelp is the best natural source of iodine available and generally a positive alternative to salt. Kelp contains less sodium than salt, along with additional minerals required by the human body and a salty taste. Kombu is the Japanese name for kelp. In Japan, Kelp is presented as a…
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Create Strong Umami Dishes

Strong Umami dishes are the result of the synergistic combination of different Umami foods as well as the releasing & concentrating of the amino acids.

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Salt Controversy #2: how much salt should we have?

How much salt … that is the question! For years, doctors and government regulators alike have been telling us to reduce our salt intake for health reasons. They say too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even death. But is this true? Is salt really the enemy? While there is…
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Natural Iodine, Critical to your Health

Iodine is regarded as one of the most important trace minerals for human health and it plays a vital biochemical function in the regulation of hormone levels in the body. Iodine is essential in the bio-synthesis of the hormone thyroxine, also known as the thyroid hormone. The metabolic rate of the human body is regulated…
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