Nori seaweed is actually classified as a vegetable, a sea vegetable that is. Some of us may never have tasted seaweed before but the Japanese have been eating this super food for many centuries now. They appreciate nori as being a food of longevity.
With quite an impressive nutritional profile, here are some of the benefits of eating roasted seaweed:
1. High in iodine
Roasted seaweed (or any type of seaweed for that matter) is a rich source of iodine. Iodine is a mineral that is essential for your metabolism and helps your thyroid gland to function the way it should be. One sheet of nori contains around half of the daily recommended intake of iodine.
2. Source of vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 supports normal functioning of the brain and nervous system and helps form red blood cells. Nori contains 1.2 mg vitamin B12 per 1 sheet.
3. High in potassium
Potassium is a mineral that helps lower your blood pressure and lowers your risk of stroke and heart disease. Nori contains 50 mg of potassium per 1 sheet.
4. Contains protein and fiber
While the amounts are not super high, roasted seaweed does actually contain protein and fiber.
5. Low in calories and saturated fat
Roasted seaweed is incredibly low in calories with one sheet containing only 5 calories. The amount of fat in nori is almost negligible.
It’s worth mentioning that roasted seaweed chips are also a very good source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and vitamin C.
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