Nori is a type of seaweed popularly used for making sushi. Made from porphyra and/or enteromorpha species of algae, these seaweed varieties grow in shallow and cold water. Nori often comes in thin sheet form and has a black-purple color which turns a deep green when toasted. Though nori’s popularity in the United States is only fairly recently, this seaweed has been eaten for centuries in Asia, specifically in China and Japan.
Adding nori to your dishes will not only make your meals more flavorful but will also make you healthier overall as this unassuming seaweed packs a punch nutritionally.
Read further and learn more about the benefits of nori and why the Superhuman Food Pyramid recommends this vegetable.