Japanese cuisine has become increasingly popular throughout the world, but the makisushi roll stands as the most widely available. With infinite filling options, the nori, dried seaweed, wrapper remains a constant, but often overlooked, ingredient. Roasted seaweed snacks have also become more popular. TellSpec is looking at what can be found in seasoned dried seaweed.
Edible seaweeds such as nori are sources of vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein, and various bioactive compounds. Nori is typically made of the genus Porphyra, particularly the species Porphyra umbilicalis. This species of seaweed is a source of soluble fiber, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, and antioxidants. Its high fiber and low sugar content make it a suitable snack for diabetic and carbohydrate-conscious consumers.