If you’ve ever eaten sushi, you’ve eaten nori. Nori is a type of kelp that contains a myriad of health benefits. If you don’t currently enjoy sea vegetables in your diet, you are missing out on some amazing nutrition. As far as sea vegetables go, nori is a good starting point.
You can buy nori in thin sheets to use for sushi rolls or for snipping into soups and salads but you can also buy nori as small flakes or in powdered form.
Nori is chock full of minerals and vitamins including:
- folic acid
- dietary fiber
Two sheets of nori contain the equivalent amount of vitamin B1 and B2 as 50 grams of pork and double the vitamin C you’d get from an orange.
Adding nori to your diet reduces your risk of cancer by providing you with tons of antioxidants. In addition to nori’s antioxidants, the amino acids and iodine in nori can also reduce your risk of developing uterine fibroids and breast cancer.
Nori is easy to find in health food stores and in most grocery stores.
You can tell if nori is high quality because it’s dark black in color (that means it was toasted perfectly), almost brittle in texture, and thick enough that you can’t see through it. It should also smell faintly of the ocean.
A great way to enjoy nori is to wrap it around organic rice, veggies, and fish for simple and healthful sushi.
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