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

SMELL

Rich earthy notes, citrus finish

TASTE

Strong ocean salts, lingering savouriness

NUTRITION

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."

Lynsey
"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."
Gilly

How do I enjoy Kombu flakes?

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 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

Energy

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

Fat

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

Carbohydrates

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

Fibre

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

Protein

11.8g 0.24g

Salt

7g 0.14g

Iodine

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

Calcium

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

Potassium

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

Magnesium

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

Manganese

0.41mg 0.0082mg

Copper

1.08mg 0.0216mg

Iron

3.63mg 0.0726mg

Zinc

3.3mg 0.066mg
*DRI = Dietary Reference Intakes