Kombu kelp

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Kombu is pure umami, "the fifth taste," which translates as delicious

This deep-water kelp is a smooth flavour enhancer and a mineral-rich, healthy salt alternative. It’s also one of the best vegetable sources of calcium.

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Robust flakes in a mix of khaki, olive and forest green


Rich earthy notes, citrus finish


Strong ocean salts, lingering savouriness


Iodine, calcium, potassium, fibre, magnesium

Kombu Kelp flakes | product details

Ingredients: 100% pure kelp seaweed flakes.
May contain traces of crustaceans and molluscs.
Product of Scotland

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Kombu and kelp are both names for brown seaweed. Kombu is particularly popular in Japanese cooking, and lead to the discovery of umami. Learn more about umami.

What Mara fans say about Kombu

“The most versatile is the lovely Kombu. I found it added a richness to soup, without giving an overpowering flavour."

"I've used Mara Kombu in spaghetti sauces and soups instead of sea salt. The flavour is amazing and in some dishes I don't use salt anymore."

How do I enjoy Kombu kelp flakes?

Kombu kelp flakes on sauteed mushrooms

Kombu is best used in cooking, rather than as a final seasoning: think of it as the stock cube of the sea. Whether you’re making traditional lentil soup or dashi stock for ramen, kelp is a fantastic natural flavour enhancer.

Our customers also love to sprinkle a generous pinch of Kombu kelp on white fish before poaching or baking, for a complementary flavour boost.

A tablespoon of Kombu will soften grains and pulses, and give stews and sauces body. Try it in mushroom risotto, ratatouille or when soaking dried beans for an unbeatable depth of flavour.

Stir a teaspoon of Kombu into your favourite herbal tea to boost your energy and immune system. Our SeaEO Fiona swears by it – you can try her recipe for Winter Rescue Tea.

See more recipes with Kombu kelp.


Nutrition information

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Typical values per 100g

Typical values per 2g


1,178kJ, 275kcal 23.6kJ, 5.5kcal


0.4g, of which saturates 0.1g 0.008g, of which saturates (trace)


44.9g, of which sugars 0.2g 0.9g, of which sugars 0.004g


22.1g (74% DRI*) 0.44g (1.46% DRI)


11.8g 0.24g


7g 0.14g


340.2mg (226,800% DRI) 6.8mg (4,536% DRI)


1,008mg (126% DRI) 20.16mg (2.52% DRI)


4,145mg (207% DRI) 82.9mg (4.14% DRI)


940mg (520% DRI) 18.8mg (10.4% DRI)


0.41mg 0.0082mg


1.08mg 0.0216mg


3.63mg 0.0726mg


3.3mg 0.066mg
*DRI = Dietary Reference Intakes