Thursday, April 1, 2010

Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Nori Sheets

Nori is a ‘superfood’ from the sea that has been celebrated in Japanese culture for its nutrition and culinary versatility since at least the 8th century. Most recently, this flavorful red sea algae has been gaining popularity in North America as a sushi wrap. Navitas Naturals ( is pleased to announce nutrient-dense Organic Raw Nori Sheets made from premium Nori seaweed that is grown in the Sea of Japan.

Offered in re-sealable pouches containing either 10 sheets for $5.69, or 50 sheets for $19.99, Navitas Naturals Organic Raw Nori Sheets are certified organic, vegan and raw. To make Organic Raw Nori Sheets, premium Nori is pressed and dried in a manner that resembles ancient papermaking. This process is performed at low temperatures to maintain nutritional integrity and status as a raw food. Only the finest Nori is hand-selected for Navitas Naturals to ensure quality.

Navitas Naturals Nori Sheets contain 50% protein, the highest of any seaweed. The Nori Sheets are an abundant source of important minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and lignans. In particular, Nori contains a wealth of A and B vitamins, iodine, carotene, calcium, iron and zinc, and it is low in fat. It is also worth noting that the bioavailability and digestibility of Nori’s many nutrients are enhanced by its naturally high fiber content.

Nori sheets are commonly used as wraps for sushi and onigiri, and Navitas Naturals also recommends Organic Raw Nori as a garnish or flavoring in noodle and rice recipes, salads, dips and soups. Nori is also traditionally enjoyed in a soy sauce-flavored paste that is known as noritsukudani. A delicious recipe for Mighty Mineral Rich Kale Salad that features Nori can be found on the Navitas Naturals website at Another creative recipe idea, recently put forth by the “Minimalist” food column of the New York Times, is to segment, season and toast Nori Sheets and enjoy them as a crispy potato chip alternative.

Navitas Naturals’ mission is to provide premium organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. The award-winning company’s products are of the highest quality, and are sourced directly from farmers that cultivate their crops in a sustainable manner and in accordance with fair trade practices. “We look to the past for inspiration,” says Zach Adelman, founder and President of Navitas Naturals. “Our products come from ancient cultures around the world where they are traditionally used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.” For more information, please visit

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