Nori seaweed has a texture similar to cellophane and is naturally a dark purple/brown colour. It has a light mushroom like flavour which can change to more of a nutty flavour when roasted, or anchovy flavour when moist. This is one of the reasons nori is so popular – the flavour profile can change, and it can be used in so many ways – scroll down for Nori recipe suggestions.
We test our farmed Nori seaweed fronds for contaminants in accordance with the ANZ Food Code.
Product of South Korea. Packed in New Zealand.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Seal securely once opened – seaweeds are hygroscopic which means they will absorb moisture from the atmosphere around them
Allergens: May contain traces of crustacea, fish (molluscs)
Warning: Wild harvested. Check for detritus.
Contains naturally occurring iodine. Excessive consumption may exceed recommended daily dietary intakes which could have adverse effects.
Eat it raw, straight from the bag! Check our new 5-star health rated on the go raw seaweed snack
How to Use Nori Seaweed Fronds
Rather than buying processed sushi nori sheets*, did you know you can eat raw Nori straight from the bag? It’s quite a delicious, mildly salty snack, and we’d argue there is not a healthier snack around than raw seaweed as nature intended. There is no need to rehydrate Nori seaweed. If you like, you can make your own seaweed sheets at home (here's a recipe for you to try)
If you roast Nori, it will turn a greeny colour and take on a nuttier flavour. Nori (or Karengo) has a delicate flavour and will burn under intense heat. Flavour can vary from ‘tea-like’ or ‘mushroomy’, to nutty (when roasted) to mild anchovy (when moist).
Try Nori seaweed with eggs, salads, soup, pizza, pasta, stir-fries, seafood, vegetables, seafood, rice or with nuts and seeds.
Use Nori seaweed in savoury baking, Mediterranean dishes or soups. Nori also pairs wonderfully with chocolate and ginger. See links to recipe ideas below.
*Nori sheets have recently become a popular healthy seaweed snack in supermarket aisles and for good reason – they offer a “healthier for you”, delicious plant-based snack. However, do check the fat and nutrient content and compare it to the raw version!