Kelp Powder (Atlantic) - ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM
(Organically Grown) Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Description: Kelp is a species of large, brown algae, belonging to the Phaeophyceae family, that is a type of seaweed. Kelp anchors itself to rocky surfaces via tentacle-like roots and grows a slender stalk with long, leaf-like blades. When kelp is harvested, it is cut, dried, then ground into powder. Kelp has a concentrated source of minerals, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, and one of the highest sources of iodine known.
Other Names: Seawrack, Sea Grass, Sea Weed
Part Used: Whole Plant
Culinary Uses: Kelp Powder, with its natural salty flavour and vital trace elements, is an ideal replacement for table salt and can be used any food where one wants to add a salty flavor. Kelp is a natural tenderizer for cooking beans and improves their digestibility.
Medicinal Uses: Kelp helps to nourish the glands, especially the thyroid and pituitary and regulates metabolism, and balances weight. It is known to nourish the sensory nerves, brain membranes, also spinal cord and brain tissue. Kelp is also used for nails, hair, and fighting effects of radiation. Externally, Kelp is thought to relieve joint pain from arthritis and rheumatism.