Summer and snacks are one of those pairings that just go together like peanut butter and jelly! Finding a new salty snack can be like striking gold, so we thought we would help you out with the hunt by introducing you to Nora Seaweed Snacks!
A staff favourite, this light yet satisfying snack offers a crispy texture and acts as the perfect alternative to potato chips. Also an amazing option for those who have dietary restrictions as Nora Seaweed Snacks are:
- 0g Trans fats per serving
- Less than 1g of sugar per serving
- No artificial flavours
- Use Rice Bran Oil
Asians have enjoyed the great flavour and excellent health benefits of seaweed for thousands of years as both a meal, meal accompaniment and as a snack. Now, with the expansion of sushi and other Asian cuisines around the world, seaweed is rapidly becoming one of the fastest-growing food categories in the entire world.
In ancient times, Pyropia, or red seaweed (gim, in Korea, or nori, in Japan) was harvested by fishermen from rocks and driftwood and so valuable as to be included in a bride’s dowry. But it wasn’t long before industrious farmers and fishermen devised ways to cultivate seaweed on bamboo stalks and nets, a practice that survives even today.
At Nora they source their nori from their farms in the protected bays of Korea, selecting only the finest, high-quality product available.
The Health Benefits of Seaweed:
Yes, seaweed is good for you. It is:
- High in antioxidants and thyroid-boosting iodine.
- Linked to lower blood pressure and increased heart health.
- A natural way to reduce inflammation.
- A major part of ethnic cuisines that promote longevity.
- It is high in vitamins A, B6, and B12, as well as protein, iron, and fibre, plenty of reasons to consider it a savvy snack for you or your kids.
The Nora Story:
“The simple truth is this: we would’ve founded Nora just as an excuse to import seaweed snacks for ourselves. When taking trips to Thailand, Korea, Japan or China, we inevitably returned with our suitcases bulging with crunchy seaweed treats. But we never had enough to satisfy our cravings. Something had to be done. So rather than hoard all of this umami goodness to ourselves, we decided to launch Nora to provide our favourite seaweed snacks to all of North America, home to the world’s most discriminating and adventurous snackers. One taste and we think your taste buds will agree that Nora is like a trip through Asia, no passport required.”
Here at Anna’s, we carry:
- Spicy Tempura Seaweed Snack
- Spicy Crispy Seaweed Snack
- Original Tempura Seaweed Snack