The first time we paid attention to kelp at SoundWaters was when UCONN Professor, Charlie Yarish, spoke at our annual meeting several years back. Professor Yarish is the exuberant, creative force behind the research and growth in kelp production worldwide. And while kelp has many advantages – good for the economy, human health, animal habitat and more – one of its biggest features is that kelp can help to fix one of the greatest problems in coastal waterways: kelp can remove excess nitrogen from the water.
Kelp takes in nitrogen and, once harvested, removes it from the water. Kelp does a whole lot more (improves the ecosystem, offers healthy food options, provides jobs) but one great reason to love your kelp noodles is knowing that each bite helps create healthier waters.