KELP

KELP:

Also Known As: Arame, Bladder Fucus, Bladderwrack, Cutweed, Fucus, Hijiki, Kombu, Sea Vegetables; in Japan, Seawrack and Wakame

HISTORY:

Kelp is a seaweed that grows as high as 200 feet in North America, Japan and Europe. Early fishermen wrapped and baked fish with it.

PREPARATION:

To take an infusion, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of dried powder per cut of boiling water and steep for 10 minutes. Drink no more than 3 cups a day.

USE: 

Kelp grows in cold water off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America. When it is fresh, it has a strong odor, but baking it will deodorize the odor.