Yea Lardo, I saw the same video from some knit picky Raw Foodist on youtube. But so far so good. Read up on the stuff and other people who've tried it. It has 3 ingredients, water, kelp, sodium alginate. My only concern was the sodium alginate but it turns out to be just fine. Sodium alginate is considered a soluble fiber. And, similar to other soluble fibers like pectin and psyllium, sodium alginate have hypocholesterolemic and glycemic-regulatory activities. ( I copied and pasted that last sentence, I'm not that smart lol) Anyway I don't trust Raw Foodies, even though I'm dating one lol.
Last edited by Meathead; 11-17-2011 at 05:27 PM.
My Primal Meanderings
Thanks everyone. I am going to try these next time I see them!
I haven't tried the kelp noodles, but I just wanted to say that if the texture is like the shiritake (yam noodles), then to me, the texture is like
a sauteed mushroom. A little spongy, but biteable... meaning, you don't have to chew it forever to get it to break apart.
I love the shiritake noodles... and they're on sale right now at Lucky's (at least here in NorCal) for 1.49 a bag.
Anyway, just sayin'.
You can soak them in lemon juice and salt while you're working on the rest of your prep (~15 minutes), and then they won't even have that spongy-ness. I eat kelp noodles all the time, either raw or cooked. They have no fishy taste (no taste whatsoever).
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates
I bought a bag from my local asian food place... they are pretty much taste free. I felt like I was eating plastic. I'd rather have spaghetti squash or not eat spaghetti than eat kelp noodles again.
I don't love the texture of kelp noodles, but when my husband went low-carb, he absolutely loved them as substitute rice noodles for pho. They don't really have a taste - they just suck up the flavor of whatever you pair them with.
You can buy them at my local Whole Foods, might be easier for some than mail order.