Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima), sometimes known as “Wild Atlantic Kombu”, is a brown sea vegetable that grows 10 to 20 feet long in the intertidal and subtidal zones. The blade, or the edible leaf-like structure, is flat and smooth in the center and wavy near the edge. When dried, sugar kelp reveals a white, salty-sweet powder on the surface.
Sugar kelp is a versatile sea vegetable that with many culinary uses. When blanched, it turns a rich green and can be sliced or used in a pasta machine to make kelp noodles. Kelp noodles are delicious mixed with grain pasta or prepared as a seaweed salad. Cooked sugar kelp is mild in flavor and is similar in texture to leafy spinach.
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