Nori (also called karengo in New Zealand) is one of the most popular edible seaweed species as it is used to manufacture the popular seaweed sheets that sushi is wrapped in, and we like to snack on.

But did you know the best way to eat Nori is raw? When nori is harvested and air dried, with no subsequent manufacturing, all the wonderful nutrients and minerals are preserved, and no additives included. This is why Pacific Harvest’s new 100% raw seaweed snack, in a convenient and fully recyclable single serve sachet, has a five-star health rating!

 

Here are 5 reasons why you should give it a go:

    1 - Excellent source of iodine - Nori offers an excellent source of iodine – a 2g sachet contains 109% of your RDI*. Iodine is essential for thyroid health which controls the body's metabolism and many other important functions.

     

    2 - Good source of Vitamin B12– a single serve sachet of this delicious, raw nori provides 62% of your vitamin B12 RDI. If you follow a plant-based diet, it can be challenging to find foods rich in Vitamin B12 as B12 is most commonly offered from animal protein.  Nori is one of the only plant-based foods which offers B12, which is key to building immunity, brain function and energy levels when consumed as part of a healthy and varied diet.

     

      3 - Less fat, more protein– this raw seaweed snack contains only 4.5% naturally occurring fat, which is just 10% of the fat typically found in baked or fried seaweed sheets!  Additionally, Nori offers the highest protein content of all common edible seaweeds so this raw seaweed snack is 35% plant protein – making this comparable to the highly processed plant protein snacks currently on the market.

       

        4 - So easy– just grab and go!  Add this raw seaweed sachet to your picnic basket, beach bag, back-pack or lunch box and get going!

         

          5 - The packaging is fully recyclable– seaweeds absorb moisture so unfortunately; they can’t be packed in compostable materials as the moisture barrier is not yet sufficient to maintain the food quality. The sachets and the box this raw snack comes in are fully recyclable through your local soft plastics and cardboard recycling schemes.

           

           

            This raw Nori snack is so good!  Good for you AND good for our planet!

            *recommended daily intake

            Disclaimer: This material is provided for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We encourage you to seek personalised medical advice from a qualified health practitioner if needs be.

             

            -Article by Pacific Harvest