Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Organic Nori Powder: A Seaweed Superfood

Did you know that Raw Nori Powder is a Seawead Superfood? Read on about the Raw Nori Powder from Navitas Naturals which includes a delicious and nutritious recipe for Nori Popcorn.

Navitas Naturals Nori Powder Provides Antioxidants, Protein & Minerals - Use it in Recipes for Soups, Dips, Snacks and Smoothies

Nori is a ‘superfood from the sea’ that has been enjoyed in Japan since at least the 8th century. This seaweed is perhaps best known as a sweet and salty green sushi wrap, but now Navitas Naturals has taken the culinary enjoyment of nori to a whole new level by launching the first-ever organic Raw Nori Powder.

Navitas Naturals Raw Nori Powder is made from premium nori seaweed grown in the Sea of Japan. Offered in a 3-ounce re-sealable bag for $19.99, this new product is certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, kosher, vegan and raw.

WHERE TO BUY: Navitas Naturals products are available at hundreds of stores including Whole Foods Markets, Wegmans, Sprouts and HEB, and online at NavitasNaturals.com and Amazon.

To make this organic superfood powder, nori fronds are sustainably harvested in the Sea of Japan and then pressed, dried and milled to a fine powder. All of the processing is done at low temperatures to maintain nutritional integrity, flavor and its status as a raw food. Navitas Naturals nori is hand-selected for top-grade quality and flavor, and it’s carefully inspected and rinsed.

Like most seaweed, nori is a low-calorie food with an abundance of bioavailable nutrients. By weight, nori contains more than 40 percent protein – the highest of any seaweed. Nori is also a rich source of important minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and lignans. In particular, it provides A and B vitamins, iodine, carotene, calcium, iron and zinc. The bioavailability and digestibility of nori’s many nutrients are enhanced by its naturally high fiber content.

Raw Nori Powder’s salty-sweet and complex flavor is a fine example of Umami, which is known in Japan as the “5th taste,” and is defined as savory and mouth-watering. This delicious, easy-to-use powder adds a seaweed flavor and nutrition boost to soups, salads, green smoothies and many other recipes such as this Nori Popcorn:

Nori Popcorn
2 tsp Navitas Naturals Nori Powder
1 tsp Navitas Naturals Coconut Sugar
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
¼ cup organic Popcorn Kernels
¼ tsp Sea Salt

Makes 4 servings. In a small bowl, mix together the nori powder and coconut sugar; set aside. In a deep-dish pan or stockpot, heat the coconut oil over medium high heat until melted. Add the popcorn kernels and sea salt and cover. Cook for a couple minutes to allow the popcorn to pop. Remove from heat after the kernels are only popping 10 seconds apart. Uncover, sprinkle with the nori mixture, and mix well with a large spoon directly in the hot pan to distribute over the popcorn well. Transfer to a bowl to serve.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this promotion. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

Bookmark and Share