Ayurvedic & Herbal Health Medicine
Seaweed - Sea Vegetable
Bull Kelp (Nereocyctis luetkeana) resembles a large onion and it grows incredibly fast as much as two feet per day, from microscopic free swimming zygotes to a towering canopy forming kelp forests. Bull Kelp plants have a long whip-like stipe that reaches down as deep as 100 feet to a holdfast that attaches to rocky substrate on the bottom of the sea. The blades number between 35 to 60 per plant can reach 12 feet in length and 6 inches wide.
The fronds or leaves of the plant are very tender when cooked or marinated. They are harvested carefully so the plant is not killed and the fronds continue to grow as rapidly as before. Plants are selectively cut in a manner that maintains the integrity of the kelp bed and the important habitat the bed provides for fish and other marine organisms.
Kelp forests are home to some of the most diverse ecological communities on the planet. Kelp beds are increasing in size and density thanks to the recovery of sea otters. Sea otters eat enormous quantities of sea urchins which in turn can eat enormous amounts of bull kelp.
Each Sea Vegetable comes with serving suggestions and a recipe on the back. Kelp is an excellent source of several minerals and micronutrients especially iodine, and its quite tasty!
Bull Kelp 40
g - Price $4.95
Bull Kelp Recipes
Nereo Soup Recipe
A delicious soup that takes
little time to prepare
10 grams Bull Kelp Soak in a
bowl of water at room temp for 20 minutes.
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