Many Asian countries have long enjoyed the flavor and the health benefits of seaweed, but chefs, grocery stores, and consumers around the world are finally beginning to catch on. In ancient times, seaweed (gim, in Korea, or nori, in Japan) may have been harvested from rocks and driftwood and was 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. Now nearly 20,000 tonnes of seaweed are produced annually in Korea alone.
Yes, seaweed is good for you. It is high in vitamins A, B6, and B12, as well as protein, iron, and fiber, so it makes a great snack for you or your kids. But the main reason we love seaweed is that it’s also yummy! There’s nothing else quite like it in the world. Don’t believe us? Guess you’ll have to try it yourself.
We love Asian snacks, and fried seaweed snacks have become one of the most popular snacks in Thailand and China. But we can only fit so many bags in our luggage. We founded Nora Seaweed Snacks so we could bring our favorite Asian snack foods State-side and get them into the hands (and mouths) of some of the world’s best snackers. (That means you!) Of course, if we’re being completely honest, we also founded Nora so we didn’t have to go all the way to Japan or Thailand to enjoy crispy, crunchy seaweed whenever we liked!