Power Super Foods Nori Flakes Organic 40g
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. Sea Power Natural 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!
Feel like a celebrity! 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, Natural 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. But wait, there's more! Natural Nori contains approximately 50% soluble fibre (eg. alginate) -- a very important component of any comprehensive, wholistic dietary program for cholesterol or blood sugar management.
Leaf is delicious straight out of the bag, or lightly crisp-ed in a dry skillet or similar (colour will change to bright green). Use Leaf/Flakes crumbled over soups, grains, salads, stirfries, bread mixes, stocks, popcorn or any savoury dish. NOTE: Adding seaweeds to the pot when cooking legumes or pulses (like beans or lentils) can shorten cooking time.
Tofu Soba Surprise (serves 2)
1.Boil 400g of Soba noodles for 3 minutes, then drain.
2.Grill 125g marinated tofu (cut in strips) til seared, then 10g of Natural Nori Leaf for just a few seconds til crisp.
3.Combine 1 Tbsp each rice vinegar and tamari with ¼ Tsp of wasabi to make dressing.
4.Slice one thin-skin cucumber finely. Serve noodles topped with tofu, Natural Nori Leaf, dressing, cucumber and sprinkle 1 Tbsp each pickled ginger and toasted sesame seeds to garnish.
NOTE: if you prefer Natural Nori FLAKES, skip step 3 and just sprinkle 5g Flakes at end with garnish - mmmm.