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Konbu （昆布）is a type of edible seaweed and arguably the most important in the Japanese diet. It is the seaweed used to make the ubiquitous dashi.
Konbu is found in sea forests (also known as kelp forests). Since kelp forests are an ecosystem in themselves, providing a habitat for many marine organisms, they are an ecosystem rife with nutrients. The konbu absorbs all these nutrients, which is why it has become known as a superfood (it is one of the most iodine-rich foods in the world). In addition, konbu is a natural source of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is the basis of monosodium glutamate (MSG), and it is what gives that umami oomph to the konbu and whatever else this seaweed is used in.
Product EXP. 17/05/2022