Kombu is the Japanese term for dried edible kelp that's commonly used as an ingredient across East Asia. In Japanese cuisine, it's essential to make dashi, the soup stock that provides a savory, salty yet clean flavor foundation for miso soup and other dishes. Ocean's Balance harvests its product from pristine Maine waters, which produce nutrient-dense, clean-tasting kombu. These pre-cut flakes come in a stay-fresh metal tin, and because they have more surface area than Whole-Leaf Kombu
, they simmer more quickly and yield a darker, robust and briny broth that's savory and vegetal, versus the murky flavor of lower-quality kombu. And don't balk if you see white powder the kombu—it's a naturally occurring layer of nutrient-dense salts and glutamic acid, the compound responsible for umami.
Net Weight: 1 ounce
Ingredients: Organic kombu
Place of Origin: Maine