The Food Coach

Healthy Food Database - Nori

Nori is a seaweed used mainly in sushi and nori rolls. The Japanese have relied on sea vegetables and fish as a mainstay of their diet for 1500 years. Nori is purchased in flat sheets, dried and roasted. It has a crisp texture and salty flavour. Nori is available as flat, thin, square sheets.

Nori is known as the treasure house of the sea. It contains EPA, a non essential superunsaturated fatty acid, said to be effective in preventing hardening of the arteries, as well as taurine, an amino acid effective in reducing blood pressure, minerals and chlorophyll.
Category: Seaweeds
In Season: all year
To Buy: Buy dried sheets in a packet from all Asian stores and many supermarkets with a good selection of Asian products.
To Store: Store in a dry, airtight container in a cool pantry, well wrapped for up to 8 months.
Tips & Tricks:

Nutrition (100 Grams):

Iodine : Main role is regulation of thyroid function, which produces hormones that promote growth and development in the body and stimulates metabolism.

Contraindications:
Excess intake may lead to hyperthyroidism or goiter.
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Sodium: Helps to maintain water levels in the body and is involved in secretion of gastric juices and nutrient transport. High amounts of sodium may lead to water retention and high blood pressure if it is not adequately excreted.
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available

Cooking:

Cooking Tips: For added nutrition and flavour, cut small strips of nori and add them to stir-fries and soups.

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Thyroid Underactive

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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