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Clearspring Japanese Kombu

Description Price Quantity
Kombu Sea Vegetable 50g Clearspring £5.49

Flavours:Umami

Cuisine:Asian

Contents:Vegan


Clearspring Japanese Kombu

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Thick, wide strips of Kombu are commonly used to flavour Japanese soups, noodle broths and stocks (dashi).


Kombu contains natural glutamic acid - an umami-providing amino acid - that draws out the taste of other foods. 


To prepare a basic stock, add one piece of kombu to a litre of water and bring to a simmer. If the kombu is soaked in the water for an hour first it will become tender enough after simmering to slice, season and add to vegetable dishes.


A strip of kombu cooked with beans helps to soften them and improve digestibility. 


Kombu is a Japanese variety of kelp with pronounced culinary appeal. Whilst a lot of Japanese kombu is cultivated nowadays, Clearspring kombu is harvested wild in the cold waters off Hidaka in Hokkaido, Japan's northern island. 


Wild Hidaka kombu is considered a premium grade, being prized both for its tenderness, enabling it to be used as a vegetable, and for its exceptional flavouring ability. 


Kombu contains a wide range of minerals and is especially rich in iodine. 


Clearspring Kombu is Laminaria japonica, sustainably wild harvested and dried in Japan.


Ingredients: dried sea vegetable (Laminaria japonica).


Product weight - 50g

Nutritional Info:

average per 100g

Energy 607kj/144kcal

protein 7g

Carbohydrate 21.5g

of which sugars 0.6g

fat 3.3g

of which saturates 1.7g

fibre 34.4g

sodium 3.7g

calcium 942mg

magnesium 742mg

iron 6.7mg

iodine 341.4mg

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