Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima):
Salty and subtly sweet, well-balanced flavor, and crunchy texture – similar to kombu (often used in miso soup).
Sugar kelp is rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, calcium, iodine, and magnesium. Kelp contains carotenoids that support healthy metabolism and digestive health. It is beneficial for the heart, thyroid, and immune system.
Ideas for cooking: Make your own healthy kelp noodles (roll up kelp and slice with a knife). Wrap fish in kelp while cooking to infuse with umami flavor and retain moisture.
Create homemade crunchy seaweed snacks (use dehydrator to dry kelp and then break into chips – kids love these!)