Unlike standard noodles, gluten-free kelp noodles contain absolutely no wheat and virtually zero carbs, which makes them pleasingly low in calories. Kelp noodles also contain a variety of vitamins and other nutrients including chlorophyll, iodine, vanadium, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
Kelp Noodles Benefits
Contains virtually zero carbs, resulting in a low calorie noodle that’s suitable for diabetics or those watching their weight Gluten free and thus ideal for those with a gluten allergy
Contains vitamins B1, B2, B11 and C
Contains a large variety of other nutrients including chlorophyll, iodine, vanadium, sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium
Just one kelp noodle serving contains approx. 35% of your recommended daily calcium intake
Contains the polysaccharides known as fucoidans
How To Use Kelp Noodles
Kelp noodles can be enjoyed raw or cooked – they simply require rinsing prior to preparation.
Their neutral flavour makes them perfectly suited to a wide range of tempting meals such as Italian dishes (where they replace pasta), stir fry dishes (where they replace noodles), stews, soups, salads and snacks and can even be mixed into smoothies.
Use 110 grams of kelp noodles per serving.
Kelp Noodles Facts
Kelp noodles are extremely low in calories – indeed one portion of kelp noodles contains just six calories and only one gram of carbs
As kelp noodles taste more neutral than standard noodles or pasta, they tend to assume the flavour of the dish they are used in
Kelp noodles are less sticky and slightly more crunchy than wheat noodles
Kelp noodles are much stronger than regular pasta and noodles, so can be cooked for longer without turning sticky
The Japanese call kelp ‘Kombu’ and use them in traditional dishes such as soups, stews and sushi or to soften beans while cooking
Kelp noodles are made from kelp - a type of seaweed that belongs to the brown algae family and thrives in cool, shallow water.
Kelp was routinely used as raw material in the manufacture of washing soda (sodium carbonate) during the 19th century, however, these days it is a highly sought-after nutrient that is commonly available in organic food shops.
Over the next few weeks i'll be posting lots of kelp noodle recipes, hopefully giving you ideas and inspiration on how to include this fabulous food into your diet, i know you're going to love them as much as i do!