Top Vegan Foods – Nori

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Best Vegan Foods – Nori

If you have eaten sushi then there is a good chance that you have eaten Nori.  Nori is the seaweed best known as a sushi wrapper. What it should be known for it’s  beneficial mineral content.

The  benefits of Nori are many.  Since it is seaweed it gets its nutrients from the sea it contains a wide variety of minerals such as potassium, calcium, selenium, magnesium and iodine. It is also a good source of vitamin C and also provides some protein and fiber.  When eating a vegan diet these minerals are essential to your diet.

When you buy Nori, it usually comes in sheets and most times it is toasted.  If you do not open the sealed package it can be stored it can be stored for up to 6 months if kept in a cool dry place.

Once the package is opened it is best to transfer the remaining Nori into an airtight food storage container and it is best to use as soon as possible.  Humidity is it’s enemy so never store in the refrigerator.

Even though Nori is most often used to wrap sushi it has many other uses in a vegan diet.  It can be crumbled and use as a topping for rice or strips can be used in soups or salads.  They also make delicious chips by brushing with sesame oil, topping with a sprinkle of salt and baking a7 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until they are crisp.  Take out of the oven, let them cool, cut into strips and enjoy.

Nori’s versatility and nutrients are a few of the reasons that it is one of the best vegan foods.