What is Nori?
Nori is the Japanese name for a type of edible seaweed that has been eaten in Japan for over two thousand years. When first discovered, Nori was a highly prized food enjoyed by Japanese nobility, and is now loved by many around the world for its distinct salty flavour and versatility.
Our Nori Flakes are harvested by hand, so there’s no heavy machinery and no pesticides. Plus all the Nori spores are grown in woven rope and bamboo poles which is super planet-friendly!
Nori has been attracting attention for its nutritional properties for many centuries – and for a good reason!
Nori Flakes are known to be high in rich vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, K, C and B, as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. In fact, a single sheet of Nori (or a sprinkle of Nori Flakes) contains about the same amount of calcium as a whole egg – how amazing is that!
Digestion & Thyroid Function
Nori also contains enzymes that are believed to aid digestion and has high levels of iodine which is known to support healthy thyroid function.
Protein, Fibre & Fatty Acids
This powerhouse food is also high in fibre, protein and DHA fatty acids – making it a popular inclusion in vegetarian and vegan dishes!
How to eat Nori Flakes?
Nori is ready-to-eat, and is ideal for sprinkling onto food as a tasty and nourishing seasoning.
Use to top warm or cold rice bowls, Asian noodle dishes, salads and miso soups. It adds a lovely herby and savoury flavour when sprinkled on pizza or pasta and noodles or when added to breads, muffins, crêpes, sauces, dressings and dips. It is a great addition to many vegan recipes to recreate a ‘seafood’ flavour that isn’t overly ‘fishy’.
For a tasty Vegan ‘Tuna’ Sandwich; blend together ½ tsp Nori flakes with 1 can of drained chickpeas, 3 tbsp vegan mayonnaise, onion, capers, and seasoning, and serve on bread with salad leaves of your choice.
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