Traits, uses and flavors Our Seaweeds

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Nori has a high protein content of up to 48% dry matter. Also very rich in

polysaccharides, it contains provitamin A, vitamin B12, potassium, magnesium,

calcium and eicosapentaenoic acid, a fatty acid known to thin the blood. This action is

further increased by the presence of taurine, a relatively rare free amino acid. This

gives a great potential to this alga, whose regular consumption has preventive

effects against certain cancers.

Nori's flavor is musky, reminiscent of smoked green tea. For some, the taste is more

earthy than marine, which accounts for its great reputation! Nori’s renown is also due

to its very high protein content - 10g of Nori = a rib of beef!

Its very soft leaves are used raw (marinated) or cooked for the making of sushi, maki

and other usages giving free rein to inventiveness.