Kelp recipes, otherwise called seaweed recipes are common in China right from prehistoric times. The Chinese believe kelp to be an ingredient that contributes a great share for their health and also longevity. Further, the Chinese add kelp to many of their recipes to add nutrition, flavor and texture. Further, Chinese kelp recipes are rich in antioxidants that include flavonoids and carotenoids. In turn, the Chinese are able to fight free radicals to lead a long life. Further, the Chinese use kelp as an ingredient in many of their recipes because it helps with combating oxidative stress. Even, they believe that it will help with cancer prevention and improvement of cardiovascular health.
To prepare easy kelp recipes at your home, you can get kelp either in fresh or dry form. When you have bought dry kelp, you will have to first rehydrate it by soaking it in water for some time before cooking. If you have bought fresh kelp, make sure to thoroughly wash it before using it to make the best kelp recipes. The reason is that it naturally has a salty taste. If you do not wash it, it will make your dish very salty. In both types, you will have to boil it to make any kelp home recipe.