Kombu grows in the subtidal waters off the coast of Maine. It is rich in iodine and calcium. This brown seaweed can be used as a wrap when baking and steaming. The contents of the wrap become infused with the sweet flavor while remaining moist and flavorful. Nutritional Values Saccharina Kelp contains potassium, magnesium, iron, sodium, chromium, protein, phosphorus, alginate, carotene, vitamins A, C, E, K, and the B complex vitamins. Culinary Uses Saccharina Kelp is best known as 'Fingered Kelp', as the blades resemble digits radiating from the palm! It has a slightly sweeter taste and tender texture, and makes an excellent fish wrap for baking and steaming. This brown seaweed beautiful for soup stocks, marinades and seasonings; or used in biscuits, cakes, tarts, and cookies. Latin Name Laminaria saccharina Be sure to learn about Maine's red seaweed, brown seaweed and green seaweed. Also, learn about seaweed nutrition - each species of seaweed holds different nutritional values.