Nori Seaweed

December 1st, 2010 by admin

Nori Seaweed are cultured and cultivated in Japan for a long time in the sea. Nori seaweed are red algae and are very important seaweed in Japan.

Nutrients – Vitamins, Minerals

Nori algae have a very high protein content, about 40%, that is very rich in protein. Nori contain about 4% fat and 44% carbohydrates, and have an average fiber content.

They are rich in minerals, noteworthy are potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. The trace elements iron, zinc, copper and manganese are also included.

The amount of vitamin A (beta carotene) in the Nori seaweed is very high! The vitamin K, vitamin B12 and folic acid content is also high. Worth mentioning is the vitamin C content, vitamin E, B1, B2, B6 and pantothenic acid are present only in small amounts.

Iodine Content

The Iodine content of nori is relatively low, therefore it is for people who are sensitive to iodine suitable.

Processing and Use

The nori seaweed is usually cultivated in small bays after that they are harvested, chopped, dried and usually pressed to so-called nori leaves.

These Nori leaves are then used to roll up for Sushi.

Chopped Nori is also used for the so-called nori spice for soups and salads.

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