- Kombu seaweed comes in strips around 10cm long and around 2cm wide. Once soaked, it looks a little like a dark tagliatelli. It is very commonly used in Japanese soup-based dishes, and contains natural glutamic acid that draws out the flavours of other foods.
- Kombu seaweed is a Japanese form of Kelp, of which there are thousands of different species. Clearspring Kombu is made from a species known as Laminaria japonica.
- Kombu seaweed is especially high in iodine, which is a trace mineral required for a wide variety of bodily functions. As with most seaweeds, Kombu is also high in many other minerals, fibre and iron.
- A sea vegetable that is a key ingredient used to make Dashi, a stock popular in Japanese cooking.