What’s in my Nori?

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.

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TellSpec Findings:

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3 replies
  1. Dave kliman
    Dave kliman says:

    Where is the salt? There ought to be plenty of that. What about trace compounds such as MSG, preservatives, mercury from the ocean and all that stuff is expect to see?

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    • TellSpec Staff
      TellSpec Staff says:

      For the blog we only put ONE smartphone screen for now. On your actual phone you will be able to scroll through more. There are more ingredients; but for this entry we wanted to highlight the first ones. On the corn chips blog you will see that we have identified MSG and others as well. Again we are in development.

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