Craving for some authentic Japanese sushi? Instead of going for the usual nori sheets that many companies make with preservatives and sodium, choose a healthier option to prepare this sophisticated dish, by trying organic nori sheets for sushi! The organic roasted seaweed is perfect for creating Maki rolls, garnishing your Donburi, for extra texture into your Miso soup, or wrapping up some Onigiri. You can even munch on these sheets as an exotic snack when you’re starting to feel hungry. It’s worth noting that the seaweed used for creating this product is a low calorie superfood too. It contains only 10 calories per sheet and packs certain health-promoting nutrients. Each 7.5” by 8.5” sheet of the product is made from seaweed that has been harvested by hand and roasted using only the strictest NOP standards. That means you can be sure you’re getting the goodness of this superfood without any unhealthy additives.
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Nutritional profile and health benefits of Nori seaweed
- The natural roasted seaweed is rich in vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine). As a matter of fact, a 1/3 cup serving of roasted algae guarantees nearly 40% of vitamin B6’s recommended daily allowance (according to the 2,000 calorie diet scheme). Pyridoxine is known to favor the brain function, it helps for the production of neurotransmitters and hormones.
- Another B vitamin is found present in seaweed and that’s Cobalamin (vitamin B12). A 1/3 cup portion contains 21% of the recommended daily value for cobalamin. Vitamin B12 is associated with the forming of red blood cells, RNA and DNA, plus it fortifies the immune system.
- The natural food supplement delivers 3g of dietary fiber with each serving and can contribute to a fiber-rich diet. Such a diet may lower the risk of coronary artery disease or diabetes. Furthermore it promotes a healthy bowel movement, prevents diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and constipation.
- Roasted seaweed is rich in iodine, with one serving guaranteeing 65% of the advisable daily intake. Iodine is necessary for the proper function of the thyroid, as an iodine-short diet can lead to enlarged thyroid or other thyroid problems.
- Iodine has the potential to relieve fibrocystic disease, as it’s widely used in relevant therapies, both modern and alternative. Experiments have shown serious correspondence between molecular iodine and a reduction in the symptoms and signs of fibrocystic breast disease.
- This trace element helps in the optimum utilization of calories hence it prevents excessive fat storage and maintains optimum energy levels. Iodine is also a great detoxification means and helps the body to absorb minerals such as silicon and calcium.
- Iodine favors the reproductive system, it aids in ensuring normal growth and maturity of reproductive organs.
- Iodine is also very important to pregnant women, because without enough of this nutrient in their meals, they may give birth to a mentally retarded baby.
Deficiency of iodine can lead to depression, anxiety, frustration, mental retardation, abnormal weight gain, goiter, weak perception levels, coarse skin, low fertility and more.