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Sugar Kelp Organic Seaweed - 40g


Sugar Kelp (Laminaria saccharina) 40g

Sugar kelp has similar qualities to normal kombu. While the white powdery substance on dried kombu is predominantly made up of sodium based minerals, the coating on sugar kelp has a greater quantity of the sugary substance mannitol.  This lends its distinctive sweetness to the aptly named Sugar Kelp.  Sugar kelp is found in the extreme lower shore and in gullies and rock pools. It has a small holdfast and very short thin stipe which is less than 60cm long and can be easily torn off rocks in stormy weather. Sustainably harvested from Spring to autumn.