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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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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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Which Seaweed should I eat ?

Best seaweed to buy / which one you should eat depends on a few factors: the culinary application, the sensory experience and also the nutritional needs.

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Tasting: BROWN SEAWEED, how they support a healthier you!

KEEN TO LEARN ABOUT SEAWEED? THEIR COLOUR MEANS SOMETHING IMPORTANT FOR YOUR HEALTH… Seaweeds have been praised throughout history for their nourishing properties & medicinal uses. The colour group they belong to speaks to the nutritional particularities of the species in the group. Come and learn about Brown Seaweeds, they include: Kelp, Kombu, Wakame, Sea…
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BROWN SEAWEEDS – Nutritional Benefits & Quick Applications

Brown seaweeds, known for their iodine content, include the largest sea plants, some of them part of large under-water forests. There are about 160 species in New Zealand. Although grouped as ‘brown’, their colour may vary. The most popular edible brown species are: Kelp / Kombu, Wakame, Sea Spaghetti & Bladderwrack. NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF BROWN…
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