Strong Arm Farm harvests seaweed by hand along the Sonoma coast. Deliciously edible seaweed varieties flourish in the icy, oxygen-rich waters of the rough-and-ragged coastline. Collecting occurs early in the mornings on the June and July low tides and dried in the sun for your enjoyment.
Kombo is great in soups of all kinds (miso, chicken, chili, curry, Japanese dashi stock, etc.) The silky algin/alginates of this seaweed act as a thickening agent and help break down fibers in beans increasing the digestibility. Kombu has the highest content of naturally occurring glutimates, which imbue a satisfying umami taste and mouth feel.