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Why You’ll Love Kelp Noodles
While you might think it doesn’t get any easier than pasta for dinner, there’s a new noodle in town. Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles are a delightfully simple and raw ingredient that can be used in salads, stir-fries, hot broths, and casseroles. Each 12 oz. pouch is ready to eat with no cooking required; simply rinse the noodles and they’re good to go in any hot or cold dish.
Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles are comprised only of the sea vegetable kelp, sodium alginate (sodium salt extracted from brown seaweed), and water, which brings the same texture to pasta dishes, but with a much healthier alternative. These nutritious stands are fat-free, gluten-free, extremely low in carbs and calories, and a rich source of iodine. Even better, their neutral taste allows you to add them to almost anything to reap the healthful rewards.
Nutritional benefits of kelp
Kelp is a brown seaweed that is native to the waters of Japan. An inherently healthy sea vegetable, kelp has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities, and is also full of disease-fighting phytonutrients that can help support the immune system. Research is still being conducted, but some studies have indicated that kelp could even help in the prevention of some cancers. Overall, kelp is rich in a number of nutrients, including:
- Calcium. This important mineral is vital for the health of bones and teeth. Calcium also helps to keep blood vessels healthy and flexible, which in turn encourages normal muscle function and nerve transmission, and balances hormones.
- Iron. This essential mineral helps to transport oxygen and blood throughout the body. Without it, feelings of fatigue, shortness of breath, and general malaise can occur. Iron also helps to maintain healthy skin, hair, and nails.
- Iodine. One of the primary features of kelp is that it has some of the greatest concentrations of iodine, a mineral that’s not produced by the body and hard to find in most foods, but is super important for healthy thyroid function. The thyroid is a gland that’s in charge of a number of bodily functions, including metabolism and weight control. The thyroid also regulates water retention and internal temperature, making those hot summer days a little more bearable.
Cooking with Sea Tangle Noodle Company Kelp Noodles
As mentioned, there’s not a lot of prep involved with Sea Tangle Noodle Company Kelp Noodles. Still, there’s room for a bit of variety, depending on what you’re looking for. To create a crispier texture, simply rinse the noodles right out of the package and enjoy. If you’d prefer a softer noodle, simply soak the contents of the bag in your choice of liquid or sauce for 15-20 minutes. Because they are so mild, the noodles will easily absorb the flavors that you put into them.
It’s also important to know that, while kelp generally does have a pronounced oceanic taste, kelp noodles do not. In fact, they don’t really have much of a flavor at all, so there’s no need to hesitate throwing them into any dish where you’d normally use pasta. Here are some of Thrive Market’s favorite ideas:
Tasty stir-fry can still have loads of flavor while cutting back on the carbs and calories that traditional rice noodles have. This recipe updates the traditional Korean dish by substituting in kelp noodles for a 100 percent Paleo-friendly, gluten-free meal. The extra flavor comes from fresh red peppers, garlic, and onion—and it tastes just as good served hot as it does cold.
Here’s where kelp noodles really outshine any regular old pasta dish. Leave it to the rich, buttery flavor of the avocado to take center stage, while the aromatic fresh basil and spinach combine with it to create a light sauce. The whole dish only takes five minutes to make—it’s a great family dinner option and also can be a tasty option for any potluck invitations.
Spring rolls are one of the most commonly-ordered appetizers at Asian restaurants. With this recipe you can make your own tasty version at home just for yourself, or to impress guests. Each brown rice wrapper is filled with lettuce, shrimp, radish, plum, carrot, avocado, mint, cilantro, and of course kelp noodles. Stir up the almond-tamarind dipping sauce for the perfect finishing touch.
Rice bowls can get healthified with kelp noodles, too. This zesty recipe mixes the strands with buttery, tender salmon, fresh broccolini, and sour lime in a curry sauce made of red curry paste, fish sauce, coconut aminos, and a whole host of spices including cumin, paprika, coriander, and garlic.
Though this recipe simply combines raw zucchini and fresh mozzarella with some bright herbs, you can add extra texture with a helping of Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles. It’s the perfect dish for when the temperature rises and you don’t want to turn on the oven, and it makes a great side for barbecue parties.
Reviews For Kelp Noodles
Based on 40 Reviews
I used these in a fish stew and they were delicious. They reminded me quite a lot of sweet potato noodles, but I'm not sure if the consistency would change if I ate them dry. Would definitely buy again.
Best Low Carb Noodle...
My Italian heritage made it difficult to quit pasta with meat balls (or anything else for that matter). For a while, I was just eating the sauce without noodles... BORING!
You can eat kelp noodles raw out of the package, or boil them like conventional, wheat pasta. Either way you prepare them, they taste even better the second day!
More tasty than Zero "noodles" (yam).
My first kelp noodle. Thin, clear, and crunchy. Definitely enjoying them, whether using them with pasta sauce or in place of rice.
Son discovered they thin and straightened (and lengthened when stretched from end to end.
Excellent price, free shipping offer! Great customer service. Love being a Thrive member!!
Perfect Carb-free pasta
I use these with marinara or faux cheese sauce (made with nutritional yeast) as an entree, or cut-up in soups & stews. It's less than local stores with free shipping,
Quick and amazing
The kelp noodles were amazing so quick and easy. I used them with a peanut sauce. Then I tried some with a leftover broccoli dish just as good. I am going to buy more.
- Sharon Mitchiner
Do you miss pasta? Try these! :-)
These are delicious used as pasta in any type dish. We have used them in cold summer salmon salad with tomatoes, lettuce, green peppers, pepperoncinis, and primal mayo. We so use them as pasta with our italian dishes. Just placed another order for them!
These kelp noodles have become a staple in my pantry. Versatile and deliciously simple, they can be transformed into any noodle based dish. I love doing them with a think almond butter basil pesto, and a favorite among friends, thai peanut noodles. Don't be afraid to try these. They have transformed my busy week night dinner!
Was surprised of how good they were and easy to use,glad I bought two bags.
Give them a try
We rinse these "noodle" in cold water, and let them drain. That is it. So easy and quick. We use them mostly to make "one bowl" type meals with tofu, mushrooms, other raw veggies, and sauce - you can try a pad thai, or just tamari/sriracha/lime juice, anything that sounds good to you.
Perfect noodle alt. for those who love pasta!
The perfect no-carb noodle
I love these no-carb noodles. They are too crunchy for me right out of the package. However, when I make spaghetti, I add the Kelp noodles to the sauce about 3 or 4 minutes before removing from the stove. It helps the noodles relax and, other than the slight translucent look to them, you'd never know they weren't regular noodles.
I wasn't sure what to expect when trying these for the first time. I have wanted to avoid gluten and too much starch and these seemed like the ticket. They are firm and snappy when you bite down. I paired it with a Fish People soup and it was a great hit/combo.
- Karen G
My New Favorite
I'm pleasantly surprised at the way these absorb the flavor of the sauce or dressing. They are my new pasta substitute with marinara sauce, Asian stir frys, soups and whatever else I can slide them into. Best, healthful, low carb/calorie product I've found.
GR8 Pasta Replacement
I ordered them to replace wheat/gluten pasta and even the grandkids enjoyed the "pasta marinara" with grass fed beef. The noodles absorb the flavor of the sauce and have more nutrients, so I'll try them with Asian recipes next. Delivery was fast and I'll reorder in the future.
Love these things! It's a new food group for me. No longer will I put rice in casseroles just to give me some carbs and to stretch an otherwise nutrient rich recipe. These hold their firmness and take on the flavor of whatever else they're mixed with.
Soak longer to get rid of the crunch
If you're not a fan of the crunch, or are using them in a dish where crunchy doesn't work soak the noodles longer in hot water and try adding an acid like lemon or vinegar to the soak water. You can also simmer them in the sauce (like marinara) after soaking until they reach the desired consistency.
Wasn't sure what to do with them but I figured it out. These were really good in Asian recipes and healthy and low calorie as well. Worth trying.
These are a delicious low-carb option for anyone, gluten free, vegan, raw, or whatever. They are my favorite for pad Thai.
These are soooo good in stir fry and are a great and healthy noodle replacement. I know other reviewers said they were crunchy but that is hardly the case....this would only be true if you ate them out of the bag without any cooking or soaking (depending on how they are used). I tried one bag and will now order several more
Quick and Simple
PROs: Quick; simple; take on flavor of dish you're preparing, as long as they have some time to absorb the flavor.
CONs: The texture is more like fresh bean sprouts than noodles/pasta of any kind, especially if you simply add them to your dish after cooking, as suggested.
Not sure if I'll purchase again, as I prefer rice noodles to these.
I sort of made the stir fry that was on the back of the noodles. They have an interesting texture, think more mung beans sprouts versus noodles. We really enjoyed the meal. I used pork instead of chicken and added 2 tbs of fresh ginger. enjoy
Amazing sub for regular noodles!
I've only used one bag of these, and I already really like them. I've tried them in several dishes where noodles or spaghetti were called for, and they the perfect substitute. No, they don't taste like noodles or spaghetti, but they have a very subtle flavor that doesn't overpower your dish, and they just add a little extra pop of texture and yumminess. I don't use regular pasta or rice in cooking, because hubs is diabetic. He can eat these in place of pasta/rice without spiking his sugar. I highly recommend! And also, great for Asian dishes too.
love this stuff
I've had this product before and It is a great substitute for pasta. It is crunchy and does pick up the flavor of what ever you are making.
These are a new favorite for us! They're a little rubbery (so different texture from pasta), but they make a great side and can be flavored many different ways. They're pretty neutral on their own.
Tasty, versatile, and simple to incorporate into lots of dishes and salads. Affordable too!
- Con Grosjean
I really like these noodles! They work great and taste great in spicy recipes!
- Margarita Larson
A staple! Tossed into veggie/egg stir fry at end of cooking and served as main dish. Meat/pasta eating husband commented how yummy and satisfying it was.
At first taste, they have no taste & they are very crunchy... Add your dressing of choice (I used sesame oil & soy sauce) and these noodles soften just a bit and pick up the taste of what you're eating. I thought they were glass noodles or like them, anyway, but I think it's the general consistency that I like most about them. Also, I think you're eating something healthy without any carbs. Just good ol' sea vegies.
I thought the texture and the bite was a bit like bean sprouts but they had no taste at all until cooked. I made a "chicken noodle" soup with them and just got tired of chewing after awhile. The noodles picked up the flavor of the broth but gave the broth a funny taste. I don't think seaweed is my thing but you may love it. You won't know if you don't try it.
Low in carbs!
If you are looking for a low car and low cholesterol pasta alternative, these kelp noodles are as healthy as you can get. Although the texture and flavor are not quite the same, they do work well in a stir fry or even a veggie pasta. Eating them directly out of the bag provides a denser, chewy texture then if you were to cook them. I suggest making a yummy pansit!
- Perry P.
Healthy, versatile noodle!
I originally bought these to cut carbs and try some pasta alternatives, but they actually can actually substitute as glass noodles too if you cook them right! I love love love glass noodles and they went perfectly in the soup I made. I just tossed in some broth, some fish sauce, some wood ear mushrooms, and some shrimp and it tasted so authentic.
To get a pasta texture, you'll probably want to cook them for a little less time, but they went great with the vodka sauce I normally use to make pasta.
My new favorite way to eat them is actually right out of the bag dipped in bean curd sauce. So tasty and uncooked, they're reminiscent of bean sprouts, another one of my favorite foods. These noodles are great, and I don't feel bad if I end up chowing down on a dish because they're so much healthier than other noodles. Short prep time, easy to cook, and they taste good warm or cold. This is my new pasta/noodle staple. Yum!
- R. Carr
They Don't Taste Like Kelp!
These noodles are pretty good and take whatever flavor you cook them with. If you are avoiding gluten or cholesterol, you are set! These are also Raw!!! Make sure that your sauce has lots of flavor!
I noticed that when I had these cooked almost all the way and then added the sauce, the noodles tasted better and were softer. Keep in mind these are very skinny noodles but wont really stick together. Amazing with Asian food or a salad!
- Edith Hogan
Really great product!
I'm a big fan of this product. My husband is diabetic and this is a great product for him. They are made from a sea kelp so they contain nothing artificial and are very healthy. So far, we love adding these to our salads and both of us are eager to research more recipes to add these to because they are just delicious!
- Dora C
Unlikely, but excellent!
Bear with me. When a food has 0 fat, 0 net carbs, 6 calories per serving, and self described "neutral" taste, I wasn't expecting much. However, this noodle is all about the mouth feel! They are terrific crunchy goodness in my homemade chicken bone broth. LOVE them! Would also be good in Asian salad recipes. Neutral is an understatement. This noodle is going to be ALL about what you add to it.
Perfect for Asian noodle dishes
Love love love these low carb beauties. They have no flavor and get to a nice al dente when I cook with them. A mainstay in our cabinet.
These noodles aren't bad. But in terms of texture, it feels a bit like you're eating rubber bands. They squeak against your teeth as you chew. Definitely not a standalone food, but I can seem them as worthwhile additions to certain recipes when grains are off the table.
Excellent and healthy
These kelp noodles are great! What a surprise. I had been looking for a way to eat sea vegetables. I'm gluten free and low-carb so I gave these a try. I add them to the chicken bone broth with some spinach, green peas, and an egg with seasonings to spice it up. It reminded me of the cheap Ramen soup I used to live on in my younger years before we found out how horrible those little packages are! I'm ordering more now.
GREAT taste, no Carbs
WOW! Every meal I make with these noodles tastes as good as the wheat pasta alternative they replaced. As a "pasta pounding" Sicilian, kelp noodles will be a staple in the pantry going forward.
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