Emerald Cove Sea Vegetables -Kombu -- 1.76 oz
health giving product
Using sea vegetables is an easy way to get iodine (necessary for thyroid health) into my body. I add Kombu to soup broths. DON"T use iodized table salt to add iodine to your diet since it is a "dead" salt, processed in a factory, with synthetic iodine added. Your body can't utilize iodized table salt and it is very hard on the kidneys. Use a high quality air-dried sea salt, instead. Two things your kidneys need are water and salt; the right kind, of course.
June 22, 2015
Needed for cooking legumes
I read a great article a long while back on how to make beans the most digestible and nutritious. It mentioned soaking beans for several days even, with a piece of kombu in it.
Even a half or quarter piece is sufficient for soaking with the beans. I change out the water twice a day and soak for 3-5 days. Then I cut the kombu with kitchen scissors into small pieces and cook with the beans in my pressure cooker. Stovetop cooking is even better as the kombu will break down and enrich the bean "gravy" even more. Great umami flavor addition!
May 7, 2015
Adds "Sea" Flavor
I use bits of this in curries and soups that call for fish sauce or other fishy items. I unfortunately cannot stomach fish for whatever reason, but in recipes that rely on that flavor profile (like thai foods or pho stock) I find this adds that bit of oomph to balance the taste. Bonus is the added iodine!
April 7, 2015
I use this to add to my beans when cooking to make them softer and more digestible. It works, and you can also make dashi with it
May 26, 2014
Have never found a better product
I use the Kombu in many recipes, and always with outstanding results. I like the way it cooks up, and the freshness of the taste in my recipes. I will not be using any other brand in the future.
June 2, 2013