Kelp – Making its Way Into My Diet

Written by Max Goldberg on September 28, 2010. Follow Max on Twitter: @livingmaxwell.

I have always been a big fan of sea vegetables. Mostly, it has either been nori or dulse. However, organic kelp is something that I have been digging into a lot as of late.

For those who don’t know, kelp is a sea vegetable. If you’ve ever had sushi, the black edible “paper” on the outside of the roll is actually seaweed – nori.

If you are eating kelp dry and right out of the bag, like I do, then you will find it very, very tough and very, very salty. I mean ridiculously salty. Naturally salty, that is.

When using kelp in soups or stews, it will expand and become much more tender and easily-chewable. Kelp can also be roasted, boiled, sauteed or marinated.

I am adding kelp into my diet because I want to increase the amount of iodine I consume. Kelp is also rich in minerals and trace elements, including calcium, potassium and magnesium, and it offers substantial amounts of some of the B vitamins.

My preferred brand of choice of kelp is Maine Coast Sea Vegetables. Not only does the company have organic certification but it also harvests the seaweed sustainably and tests extensively for chemicals and PCBs.

This brand of kelp is sold nationwide and can be purchased online HERE.


  1. I love sea vegetables and their health benefits. The great studies that have come out on fucoidan and cancer is my passion.

    Written by Elaine Savard on September 28, 2010 @ 7:15 pm
  2. Hi Elaine,

    Yes, the health benefits of sea vegetables cannot be emphasized enough. And, great information on your site!

    Thanks for your interest.

    Live well,

    Written by livingmaxwell on September 29, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

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