Alaska Kelp | Costaria costata
We source our Alaska kelp, Costaria costata, from Kachemak Bay, a pristine bay in Alaska where this unique and delicious kelp grows. We work with Alaska Shellfish Farms - a small, regenerative ocean farm growing oysters, mussels, and seaweed. Packed with nutrients, essential minerals, and omega-3, Costaria is a nutritious, versatile addition to your pantry.
Thin enough to toast and eat like a chip, but sturdy enough to re-hydrate and throw into sauces, soups, and stir-frys, this delicious kelp is tender, deliciously savory, and easy to use.
RECOMMENDED USE : Re-hydrate kelp by immersing in room temperature water for 5 minutes. Chop into pieces, to use in sauces, seaweed salads, soups, and stir frys.
Ingredients: Alaska Kelp (Costaria costata)
Net weight: .75 oz (21 g)
This bag is made of 100% recycled paper and is compostable once you remove the tin tie.
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