Kombu seaweed (rongchang)
Made In: China Capacity: 57 gr Quantity Per A Package: 48 Kosher: Triangle K
Catalog Number: 1-4046
A species of seaweed that has become an important ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Kombu seaweed is a large, thick seaweed, usually marketed cut into large, thick sheets. The most common use for kombu is in making basic stock for cooking Japanese dishes. The seaweed contains large amounts of glutamic acid, a natural chemical compound which produces an umami flavor. Kombu seaweed is usually used by being heated in liquid and then removed before the liquid boils. Kombu is one of the main ingredients in dashi stock, which is the most important stock in Japanese cuisine.