Wanigan introduces.....Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles
Tuesday 20th September 2011
I started using kelp noodles last year. When I first served them to my family (I just made the recipe on the back of the package) my eldest son said 'no way, not a chance, I'm not eating them.' In our house, I don't cook for the good of my health so the rule is you have to try it. Well he did, then tried it again and again and again.
Kelp noodles DO NOT TASTE LIKE SEA VEGETABLES, actually they don't really taste. Similar to tofu, they take on the flavour of the sauce they are served in. Do not eat with out sauce though, it makes for a very boring meal.
What exactly are they?
Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable in the form of an easy to eat raw noodle. Made of only kelp (a sea vegetable), sodium alginate (sodium salt extracted from a brown seaweed), and water, Kelp Noodles are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories. Their noodle form and neutral taste allow for a variety of uses including salads, stir-fries, hot broths, and casseroles, while their healthful content provides a rich source of trace minerals including iodine, which kelp is well known for.
Their unique texture completes the package, making Kelp Noodles a one-of-a-kind healthful and tasty alternative to pasta and rice noodles. Best of all, no cooking is required. Just rinse and add the noodles to any dish and they are ready to eat!
*found in the 'raw' aisle @wanigan.com