Bladder Kelp

Macrocystis Pyrifera 

 Other common names:  kelp, true kelp, giant kelp, giant blade kelp 



Bladder Kelp grows in regions with cold coastlines, flourishing in sheltered waters and moderately exposed parts of the coast. Despite its appearance, it is not a plant, rather, one of the most recognisable seaweeds worldwide.


Harvest fresh blades near the tip of the stipe; the large flat blades are recommended as these are the most tender for eating.


Bladder Kelp can be chopped fresh into roasted vegetables, added marinated to salads, or sprinkled dried into soups and stews.

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