Pacific Harvest Kombu Leaves NZ
Kombu is simply kelp dried whole, Japanese style. Kombu Leaves are pliable and lend themselves perfectly to wrapping food or to flavour simmering dishes.
Because Kombu is kelp dried as a strip, it contains all the nutrients naturally found in kelp. Kelp is well known for its iodine levels, the highest of all sea vegetables. It is also an excellent source of trace minerals, vitamins and detoxifying fibre. Kelp contains special compounds that are said to have a positive effect on degenerative diseases: Algins, Fucoidan, Laminarin, lignans and many anti-oxidants.
Kelp a positive alternative to salt, still salty, with less sodium chloride and more of the other minerals we need. Hailed to be the best source of natural iodine in nature, it nourishes the thyroid and optimises the metabolism. Kelp/Kombu also contains exceptional pre-biotic fibre , essential to good digestion. Kelp contains Mannitol - a natural sugar molecule with a very low glycemic index - which gives it a slight sweetness to the plant.