Sugar Kelp has a savory, umami flavor similar to kombu. Kelp also contains high levels of fucoidan and alginate, complex polysaccharides that have been shown to stimulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, and aid in the removal of heavy metals from the body.
Cut the strips of dry seaweed into bite-sized pieces with scissors and add to rice, soups, stews, chowders, and pot roasts. Added to beans at the beginning of cooking, kelp will improve their digestibility, thicken the texture, and enrich the overall flavor of the finished dish. Cook for 20-30 minutes to tenderize, or simmer all day to dissolve.
ABOUT ATLANTIC HOLDFAST
Atlantic Holdfast is a small company working to sustainably hand-harvest the highest quality sea vegetables from the Gulf of Maine. Our harvesting operation is based on a remote island in outer Penboscot Bay, 7 miles off Stonington, ME, where the strong currents, active surf, and full exposure to the force of the open ocean have allowed these seaweeds to thrive for millennia.