Organic Nori Flakes (PSF) 50g
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Nori seaweed (Porphyra umbilicus) is most familiar as the wrapping around sushi, and is also known as "purple Laver" due to the inky-black colour, that oddly, turns bright green when toasted. This nori is hand-harvested wild from the clean, clear Atlantic Ocean in the Canadian Maritimes then sundried on specially prepared rock fields in a timeless manner for a very low carbon footprint. With a slightly sweet, incredibly mild taste, this might just be our new nutritional power-packed favourite!
With zero fat, 30% fibre, and a protein content comparable to legumes (30%), this might just be the perfect food for slimmers & Hollywood! And of all the common edible seaweeds, Nori is the highest source of Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, C & E. It's also a good source of all the carotenes (eg. Vitamin A), potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and by weight, has 10 times more calcium and iron than dairy. Nori also contains approximately 50% soluble fibre (eg. alginate) -- a very important component of any comprehensive, wholistic dietary program for cholesterol or blood sugar management.
Some common questions...
1. What does it taste like?
Often described as sweet and vaguely meaty or nutty, the flavour is very subtle.
2. What is the texture like?
Organic Nori Leaf is even softer than Dulse Leaf, and being paper thin immediately melts in the mouth -- easily chewed, easily swallowed.
3. Is it the same as Japanese Sushi sheets? what's the difference??
Our Leaf is small pieces (not suitable for sushi rolling), and the Flakes are milled to a finer size/texture, so it's personal preference really!
4. How can it be certified organic if it grows in the ocean?
The organic convention lists strict criteria for sea vegetable harvesting, including ensuring the grow/harvest areas are well away from industry or high populations, free from heavy metals or other contaminants like pesticide residue, and specify a carefully managed harvest for rapid regrowth and long-term sustainability.
5. Why the allergy warning?
This seaweed grows in the intertidal zone, supporting natural fish nurseries and other sealife so it is possible that trace amounts of shell particles (eg. periwinkles) could hitch a ride!
This has relevance to those with crustacean/shellfish allergies.
ALLERGY WARNING: MAY CONTAIN TRACE AMOUNTS CRUSTACEAN SHELLFISH