Nori Fronds - Farmed - 15 g

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Nori Seaweed fronds may also be known as Karengo in NZ.  Of all the edible seaweeds it is perhaps the most well known, being of sushi fame! Nori is a red seaweed and can go by different names – in Wales it is called laver, in South America, luche. We call it Nori here because it is the most commonly used name for this species of seaweed around the world.

Nori seaweed has a texture similar to cellophane and is naturally a dark purple/browny colour. It has a light mushroom like flavour which can change to more of a nutty flavour when roasted, or anchovy flavour when moist.  This is one of the reasons nori is so popular – the flavour profile can change and it can be used in so many ways.

Why Eat Nori seaweed fronds – health benefits

Red seaweeds have a general tonic effect on the body, strengthening the immune system. Traditionally Nori has been used in Chinese and other traditional medicine approaches to nourish the nervous system and improve resistance to stress. There are even studies showing Nori can relieve symptoms of cold, flu and other viral infections.

Many add nori to their food instead of salt if they follow a low sodium diet as it offers a mild salty flavour, but with added nutrients and mineral content in the seaweed than a regular table salt may offer.

What is the difference between farmed and wild nori seaweed?

  • Farmed seaweed has been especially cultivated, or farmed by humans. The flavour can be a little milder, but nutrient density, colour and all aspects are more consistent as they are grown in a controlled environment. We are able to access supply year round.
  • Wild harvested seaweeds are sustainably harvested from the ocean and have had no human interferance in their growth. The flavour can be stronger, but is less consistent as the seaweeds grow in varied conditions. They are often seasonal so not available all year around. Although we grade wild seaweeds by hand, there can be some ocean detritus (sand, a shell etc) remaining so we suggest a further check prior to consumption.