Grass Kelp seaweed sustainably hand harvested from the UK coast. Also known as Gutweed or Mermaids Hair (Ulva intestinalis). Part of our “Sea Herb” range and our way of introducing you to cooking with seaweed.
Ingredients: Dried Grass Kelp seaweed.
Allergens: Cannot guarantee crustacean or mollusc free.
Storage: This product is supplied ambient. Store in a cool dry place and best to use within a year. Once opened we recommend that you use within 28 days.
What is it?
Grass kelp is sustainably harvested from UK shores and then washed several times to remove all the sand, molluscs, and any crustaceans. It is then slowly dried over 12 hours and then for the last hour is toasted to maximise the flavour. The Grass Kelp is then blended into smaller flakes and sealed into our sea herbs pouch to preserve the flavour and be a convenient addition to your pantry or cupboard.
What does it taste like?
Grass Kelp wins the title of ultimate seaweed taste! Before eating seaweed for the first time, if you imagine what seaweed would taste like then this seaweed lives up to those expectations. It is vibrant green colour and brings a vibrant marine seaweed flavour to your cooking.
Grass kelp is a fantastic source of iodine, iron and magnesium. Iodine helps to make thyroid hormones, which help keep cells and the metabolic rate – the speed at which chemical reactions take place in the body healthy.
High levels of iron and magnesium help your bone health and strength and can help lower your blood pressure and health of your thyroid gland.
How to use it?
Grass Kelp is an ideal sea herb to complement any Asian cooking and it is reminiscent of the the legacy of eating crispy seaweed from the Chinese takeaway.
In high end restaurants, Grass Kelp was used after quickly deep frying and then was served drenched in soy source and a dusting of sugar. Unfortunately, the Chinese takeaway variety would most likely be deep fried cabbage, flavoured with seaweed flavouring. Nonetheless it has probably made a lasting impression on many people.
It’s a go to herb for simple stir fries, where you can pan fry diced ginger, garlic, chilli, spring onion, batons of carrot, courgettes, broccoli, cauliflower, bean sprouts cashew nuts in coconut oil and then add some freshly cooked noodles and then season it all with Grass Kelp, Salt, Pepper, Soy and Fish sauce. Serve with a dollop of peanut butter and sweet chilli sauce on the side.
Its also great in miso soups, which is a clear soup made with lots of ginger, garlic, chilli, spring onions, vegetables, fish, or meat of choice with a dash of fish sauce and soy sauce for good measure.
Grass Kelp is ideal in Indian dishes as well, such as a kedgeree with smoked haddock, coconut milk and a sprinkle of Grass Kelp.
- ▼Delivery information
Our current charge for UK shipping is £5.95 with free delivery for any orders £50 and over. Our main method of shipping is via Royal Mails 2nd class delivery service and this may take 3 - 5 working days. These charges may be subject to change but will be clearly displayed at checkout. We also offer an express delivery option. Please see below for more details.
We can ship internationally and if this is of interest - please use our contact page and tell us the quantity and items you would like to order and the country you reside in/delivery address. We can then provide you with an accurate shipping charge. Please note we use Royal Mail International Tracked for oversees shipping.
Method of Delivery
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Our Frozen products (Butters, Pesto and Laverbread) are shipped in protective wool cool packaging so that they arrive with you chilled and are "ready to use" . Please ensure that they are kept refrigerated and used within 10 days of opening/receipt. If ordering frozen products, please ensure you are able to receive their delivery as we may not be able to assist with the replacement of goods that have been subject to a failed delivery that is not due to an issue relating to PBFC or our courier/postal service.
We can offer an express delivery service which will either be delivered by Royal Mail or Courier within 1-2 working days. Please note this is working days and does not include weekends or the day of order. Please select the relevant option at checkout. Please note that it is not always possible to dispatch Frozen products on a Friday using our express delivery service - due to the logistics of products needing to arrive with you chilled, as it is likely they will not arrive until the Monday, given weekend posting/collections. Orders placed on Fridays or over the weekend may be delivered on either the Monday or the Tuesday of the following week. (Please refer to previous notes regarding Frozen goods and Friday ordering).