Our Nori is comes from Certified Organic Waters (waters with at least 3 years clean testing) in the Sea of Japan, below the southern tip of Japan on the China Side. Our Processing factory is located in China, and we ship via ocean cargo container from Shanghai. Our product has been tested here in the US for more the 450 potential contaminants and tested 100 percent "non detectable" in every category. We have also recently had our product tested for Radiation at a lab here in the US. We tested for 16 different Isotopes and our product was 100 percent Clean. (certification available upon request)
Nori (Porphyra Yezoensis) contains significant amounts of protein, vitamins and minerals. The vitamin C content of nori is greater than in raw oranges. The vitamin A content is comparable to that spinach, along with fairly high amounts of vitamin B in general. The amount of free and proteinaceous amino acids in nori are roughly similar to that of vegetables. Porphyra also contains a high amount of the amino acid arginine is generally found in animal protein. In Nori, the characteristic taste is a result of the coexistence of relatively large amounts of the amino acids alanine, glutamic acid and glycine. Nori also contains a large amount of taurine known to be effective for liver activity, especially in preventing the occurence of gallstone disease and controlling blood cholesterol levels. Nori contains relatively high amounts of essential trace elements, such as zinc, which is essential for certain enzyme functions. Manganese, copper and selenium are all present and essential for the metabolic processes of organisms.
The Nori is tested after each Harvest. Harvest occurs generally over a 2 to 3 month period in the winter ending in February or March. The manufacturers forecast the annual production needs and the high graded product (upper 15% to 20%) is tagged for them, and then kept in cold storage until production. That harvest is used throughout the year. They test each new harvest when they receive the finished product from that specific harvest season.
Use Nori to make raw veggie "mock" sushi or veggie rolls - or invent your own filling for this low-fat, nutrient-dense food wrap. It can as well be crumbled to season salads or other delights.
**BUYER BEWARE!** Real Raw Nori is dark purple, toasted or steamed Nori is green. There is a clear nutritive and taste difference. Remember, Real Raw Nori is always dark purple.