2. Rich in iodine and calcium, kelp is used as a dietary supplement and for treatment of thyroid issues. Look for organic kelp capsules to naturally supplement your iodine intake, or make your own with dried kelp powder.
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3. Glutamate-rich kelp is a cornerstone of East Asian cuisine. Make a rich soup stock from dried kelp (kombu) and use it to add umami oomph to soups and simmered vegetables.
4. Pets also love kelp, which contains essential minerals required in their diet. Look for kelp-enriched pet food brands like Orijen or sprinkle kelp powder over your pet’s food.
5. Finally, if you like your beer on the briny side, Tofino Brewing Company offers a Kelp Stout made from bull kelp harvested along Vancouver Island’s western coast that is added to the beer after fermentation.