Kelp is on people’s minds again, with multiple outlets listing it as an upcoming food trendMen’s Health reports that kelp is an up-and-coming ingredient, due to its environmental profile and flavor opportunities. Kelp is a seaweed and is rich in magnesium, fiber, iodine, and may help keep you fuller longer than starchy foods rich in fiber like whole wheat noodles or bread.

Kelp noodles are one such use of the ingredient and are growing in popularity. Used in Asian recipes and made from only 3 ingredients, usually, they’re marketed as a gluten-free, fat-free alternative to traditional pasta. Their iodine content also makes these noodles a standout ingredient.

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“Kelp is often called a ‘superfood from the sea’ because it has 10 times more calcium than milk and more vitamin C than OJ,” Robin Berzin, M.D., functional medicine doctor and the founder of Parsley Health told MindBodyGreen.

KSAT12 reports that kelp is great for the environment because it requires no fertilizer and cleans water by removing nutrients that cause algae blooms. Kelp is also chock full of Vitamin B and calcium.

Read more about kelp in One Green Planet, check out these articles:

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