Kombu Culture in Japan

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Kombu is the king of seaweed

In Japan, where they eat over 50 different kinds of seaweed. Kombu (also known as kelp), with its leathery texture and prized umami flavour, is considered the king of all the seaweeds. 

Whilst kombu is still a relatively recent addition to western diets, the Japanese have been eating this nutritionally dense and flavourful seaweed for a very long time. In fact, the word 'konbu' shows up in Japanese records as far back as early as the third century!

Nutritious and delicious Japanese kombu

There are a number of different species of kombu, all with varying appearances and uses. One type of kombu called gagome is particularly sticky due to a substance it contains called fucoidan.

Not only is this seaweed versatile enough to be used to make hundreds of edible products, from curries to caramels, fucoidan has been shown to have anticoagulant and immune boosting effects making it not only delicious, but extremely good for you.

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