It’s that age old dilemma, you know you should be eating more sea vegetables because they are laughably high in nutrients, ridiculously mineral rich and super detoxifying but you just don’t know how or where to fit them in your diet! Then, out of nowhere, like a superhero seaweed comes KELP NOODLES to the rescue!
Kelp noodles are made from kelp (surprisingly enough) and look and taste exactly like Chinese glass noodles. They are a raw food product and contain only three ingredients: water, kelp and sodium alginate (made from brown seaweed).
Kelp is rich in more than 70 minerals, including potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and iodine. The iodine can improve thyroid function, potentially increasing metabolism and energy and decreasing weight gain. The minerals in kelp are easily absorbed by the body, aiding in digestion and correcting relevant mineral deficiencies. Some experts in the natural healing field believe sea kelp can have additional benefits, including increased immunity and enhanced brain development!
They have a very neutral taste and because they’re so noodley you can use them much like you’d use regular noodles to make spaghetti, raw noodle salads, noodle soups and much more.
I made an AWESOME yellow thai curry sauce to go with my noodles last night and mixed in some greens and arame (another sea vegetable – check me out) and some goji berries on top. It was so delicious I thought I might pass out from the amazingness of it. You can enjoy your kelp noodles with ANY type of sauce, Seggiano pesto is probably one of my favourite ones to smother my kelp noodles with! Before you mix in your sauce make sure you rinse the kelp noodles well and preferably soak them for an hour in water with some citrus juice to soften them right up! You can also marinade them in some lemon juice and tamari for a couple of hours.
Check out this fabby recipe by Kate Magic – http://www.katesmagicbubble.com/slideshow/kelpnoodles
This blog was written by Raw Food Scotland's previous owner, Emma Calvert. You can reach her at her new website, https://missmanifestation.com/