December 1st, 2010 by admin
Kombu Seaweed are large, up to 20m long Brown Algae they are long-time seaweed and are found mainly in the northern part of Japan.
Nutrients – Vitamins, Minerals
Kombu algae consist of approximately 8% from protein, 60% carbohydrates and 1% fat. The fiber content is not as high as in other seaweed.
They contain the minerals sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in large quantities. Iron, zinc, copper and manganese only in small quantities.
Kombu algae are not particularly rich in vitamins, the vitamins E, K, B1, B2, B6 and folic acid are available only in very small amounts. Beta carotene (Pro Vitamin A) is the only vitamin that is noteworthy.
The iodine content of kombu seaweed is very high, so they are not licensed as a food in Germany.
In some individuals an excess of iodine harms more than it is useful, so you should consume kombu seaweed in moderation.
Processing and Use
The kombu seaweed can be found in the northern Sea of Japan, mainly in front of the Hokkaido island.
Before the kombu seaweed can enter the market they are dried. They are used primarily in Japanese Cuisine as an accompaniment to soups.