Winged kelp has a feathery leaf that is split down the middle by a distinctive stem, or ‘midrib’. The leaves are dark brown-green in colour and grow up to several metres long. Winged kelp is a type of Wakame, and sometimes goes by the nickname ‘Atlantic Wakame’.
Winged kelp has a distinct and pleasantly nutty flavour, and is perfect for soups, salads, stews and wok cooking. Soften by soaking and simmering, and watch it turn bright green!