In European exclusivity and in partnership with the company Bret'Alg, we offer you dehydrated kombu in whole leaves at a low temperature (40°C) and presented in a resealable packaging, which protect the algae from light. You can easily use it in your salads, and miscellaneous preparations.
Kombu algae is considered in the East as the medicine seaweed, health and longevity algae, kombu means "happiness" in Japanese. This queen of the seas lives in a real forest. Brown in colour, it can reach 6 meters long.
For its countless properties, kombu algae is sought-after since the Antiquity for its richness in iodine. The kombu contains 20 to 30% of mineral salts, which is 8 times more calcium than milk, 5 times more iron than spinach, very rich in potassium and sodium as well. A, B1, B2, niacin, B6, B12, C, E, F, K, PP vitamins. It also has nearly 10% proteins and 60% carbohydrates: guaranteed energy!
This alga is also known for its heavy metals chelating properties.
The kombu has an interesting property, which is the acceleration of the grains and legumes cooking, making them also more digestible. It also has glutamate of sodium, which is a natural taste enhancer.
The kombu also enables the realization of a broth. You just need to boil the water with pieces of fresh or already rehydrated kombu, spices and vegetables. Let infuse for 5 to 10 minutes, sitch off the fire and then, remove the kombu strips. This broth can be eaten plain with vegetables, it prepares perfectly soups or replaces cooking water for cereals or legumes. Kombu is the basic ingredient of atraditional Japanese broth, called "dashi".
This seaweed alkalizes the food in general. Used in the preparation of tomato sauce, it neutralizes the acidity.
The large strips of kombu can be used to circle other ingredients and presented in papillotes or in purses.
Kombu broths and infusions stimulate body detoxination and weight harmonization.