When you stock up on super foods, we doubt algae makes your list. Yet, that’s exactly what kelp is – a brown, seaweed-like strain that flourishes in the sun and absorbs the nutrients of its saltwater environment. Kelp is so nutrient-dense that eating too much can have side effects. But, fear not -sprinkling just a little into your diet (preferably, by way of our kelp noodle-infused California seasonal specials) goes a long way!

Little did you know 

While kelp flies under the radar as a lesser known super food, that’s not to say it hasn’t been used as such for many years. After all, many cultures around the world have long histories of reaping kelp’s benefits – from the mountains of Peru to Asian countries.

The secret that these people have long known? That getting a maximum array of minerals requires balancing your diet with foods from both land and sea!

Kelp yourself to nutrients galore!

So, what exactly are all these nutrients packed into kelp? They include –

  • Iodine. Say hello to efficient thyroid and pituitary function – healthy hair and nails!
  • Iron, calcium and potassium. Nutrients necessary for strong bones, healthy cells and happy systems.
  • Vitamins galore. Get an energy burst from Vitamin B, and your daily dose of antioxidants from Vitamins C and E.
  • Natural antibiotic. This isn’t just a summer super food – its healing properties will carry you through the winter cold and flu season as well!
  • Natural diuretic. Like lemon and cranberry juice, this natural diuretic will help flush toxins from your system, and keep water weight at bay.

Indulge your palate

Sure, kelp is available in a tablet supplement, but we’d rather enjoy it in a dish of our own. Lucky for our California guests, we’re serving up kelp in two seasonal specials – Kelp Noodle Salad and Hot Kelp Noodles With Red Cabbage & Carrots. Both have an asian flair, and both complement the kelp with yummy seasonal ingredients like watermelon radish and cilantro.

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Have another, lesser known super food? Share it with us in the comments below!