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n. Edible kelp used in East Asian cuisine


is edible kelp from the family Laminariaceae and is widely eaten in East Asia. It may also be referred to as konbu (Japanese), dashima or haidai . Some edible kelps in the family Laminariaceae are not always called kombu, such as arame, (Ecklonia kurome) or Macrocystis pyrifera. Most kombu is from the species Saccharina japonica (Laminaria japonica), extensively cultivated on ropes in the seas of Japan and Korea. With the development of cultivation technology, over 90% of Japanese kombu is cultivated, mostly in Hokkaidō, but also as far south as the Seto Inland Sea.

Kombu (instrument)

Kombu also known as the Kombu Pattu is a wind instrument (a kind of Natural Horn) in Tamil nadu and Kerala. Usually played along with Panchavadyam, Pandi Melam, Panchari melam etc. This musical instrument is usually seen in south India. The instrument is like a long horn (Kombu in Tamil language).

Kombu (disambiguation)

Kombu is a sea vegetable.

Kombu may also refer to:

  • Kombu (instrument), a wind instrument (kind of trumpet) from South India.
  • Kombu Messaging Framework, a software messaging framework for Python.