What does Kelp (sea weed) taste like?

September 7, 2011 in Unique Foods


What does kelp taste like?

What it is: Kelp is a brownish seaweed that has quite a few varieties and uses – from fuel through to food. It’s a common part of traditional Japanese cooking and is used in quite a few different dishes. It can be eaten fresh, dried or processed into thin sheets to serve as a wrapping on rice.

How it tastes: Kelp has a salty, fresh flavor. Many types are sold with added spices and flavors depending on preference. The fresh seaweed sometimes has a slightly rubbery taste.

Tips: Kelp is full of vitamins and minerals – it makes a great snack if you want a healthy alternative to normal highly processed foods.


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