Nori (nawr-ee ) Nori is a seaweed or algae having a mildly sweet, salty taste that is usually dried, and originating in Japanese cuisine.
Source and Processing
Grown in the clean waters of the Sea of Japan, Navitas Naturals Raw Nori Sheets are pressed and dried at a temperature that does not exceed 85 degrees F. Under constant care and inspection, the nori is rinsed, chopped, pressed, and dried naturally. Navitas Naturals Raw Nori Sheets are hand-selected for top-grade quality and flavor. Navitas Naturals Raw Nori Sheets are sustainably harvested and are certified organic, vegan, and raw. Each sheet of Navitas Naturals Raw Nori is the pinnacle of premium nutrition.
Japan's Favorite Seaweed
Nori is the Japanese name for a delectable red sea alga that grows in the country's surrounding waters. With celebrated culinary use reported back to the 8th century, Nori has never wavered in its reign as Japan's most popular sea vegetable -- best known for its role as a wrapper around sushi. Once harvested, raw algal fronds are pressed into thin sheets, a process originating from the ancient art of Japanese papermaking. The resulting delicacy is ready to be enjoyed in all kinds of savory cuisine.
The Power of Nori
Nori is more than tasty reddish-purple algae, but is in fact a low calorie superfood overflowing with bioavailable nutrients. Grown in the certified Sea of Japan, Navitas Naturals Nori contains almost 50% protein - the highest of any seaweed. Saturated with minerals (including ten times more calcium and iron than dairy products, ounce per ounce), and hosting a wide spectrum of bioavailable vitamins, antioxidants, and lignans, nori serves as a nutrient-dense solution the waning mineral levels in land vegetables attributed to poor soil quality.
Umamiis known as "the 5th taste" -- defined as savory, or mouth watering. Indeed, with nori's salty-sweet and almost meaty flavor, this special seaweed perfectly encapsulates umami essence. Give your taste buds a treat by enjoying nori sheets in the traditional form of a sushi wrapper. Try applying them as a garnish atop rice and salads, or utilize the sheets in a tortilla-style fashion to house savory fillings and vegetables. Many people enjoy nori all by itself as a crispy low-calorie snack.
About Navitas Naturals
The "Navitas" in their name is the Latin word for energy. And like their name implies, Navitas mission is to provide premium organic functional foods that increase energy and enhance health. Part of this effort is to continually search for the world's most beneficial natural foods. Navitas Naturals is a certified organic, green business headquartered in Marin County, California.
They specialize in organic and wild-crafted functional foods, and strive to lead the industry in this expanding market. Health conscious consumers choose their nutrient-rich products because they are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Navitas premium quality "superfoods" are always free of additives and trans fats; the absence of these elements speaking to the purity and effectiveness of the products.
Navitas company is committed to socially and environmentally responsible business practices. They source their premium functional foods through direct partnerships with farming communities around the world. An essential part of their mission is to create economic opportunities among indigenous people in developing countries, and their support of native agriculture helps expand development of global organic farming practices.
As Navitas partnerships evolve, they will continue to introduce more intriguing functional food products - helping you meet your nutritional needs deliciously, naturally, and simply. You can learn more about us on FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. Click on thescertified organic, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, and raw.