Kombu, or Sugar Kelp, is slightly sweet and full of umami. Tired of dried, hella-salty kelp being our only sea veggie options, these innovative farmers in Kodiak Alaska blanch and freeze at the source into vibrant green little blocks - think frozen spinach. The blanching, freezing, and thawing process actually works to retain texture, as kelp naturally freeze and thaw multiple times in icy ocean water cycles. Product contains no additives or enhancers, and comes in 1lb plastic bricks. Merely flirting with the idea of incorporating more seaweed into your diet? No worries - product keeps up to 3 years in the freezer.