NEWS: This superfood is now available in the SANEStore as a convenient whole-food powder so you can more easily enjoy it in smoothies and recipes.
The nutrition in our Raw Sushi Nori lies in its high protein content as well as vitamins and mineral salts, especially iodine. Nori is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals. And when compared with plants that grow on land, seaweed or sea vegetables from the ocean, are 20 times more nutrient-dense. The Vitamin C content is about 1.5 times that of oranges and 75% of the protein and carbohydrates are digestible by humans which is very high for seaweeds. It’s great for sushi, but also makes a good snack just by itself.
Raw Sushi Nori is a seaweed and a great natural source of Potassium iodide (KI) / Iodine. Iodine is a chemical element essential for the production of thyroid hormones that regulate growth and metabolism. Diets deficient in iodine increase risk of retarded brain development in children (cretinism), mental slowness, high cholesterol, lethargy, fatigue, depression, weight gain, and goiter: a swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck. The natural Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI) from Sushi Nori is absorbed by your body more slowly and safely than chemical or synthetic iodine. Further Sushi Nori helps promote an alkaline pH balance within the body and also boosts the immune system.
Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI), administered orally immediately after exposure to certain types of radiation, may be used to protect the thyroid from ingested radioactive iodine. But Potassium iodide (KI) would only be effective if the radiation contains radioactive iodine.
- Great natural source of Iodine / Potassium iodide (KI)
- Ability to scavenge chemicals, drugs, heavy metals, & radioisotopes throughout the body
- May Improve circulation
- Protecting against obesity
- May prevent cholesterol buildup in the body & clearing the plaque in your arteries
- Polysaccharides: important in the prevention of degenerative diseases
- Reducing inflammation
- Helping normalizing blood pressure
- Boosting metabolism
- May Improve many bladder disorders
- Helping to inhibit arteriosclerosis
- More vitamin C than oranges
- High in vitamin A which supports healthy eyesight
- May Improve kidney function
- Good natural source of vitamin K
- May Reduce inflamed joints & tissue
- May Reduce hypertension
- May Support recovery from cancer & radiation poisoning
- Strengthens an underactive thyroid
- Excellent source of bioavailable iron
- May play a role in lowering risk of estrogen-related problems
- Cholesterol-lowering effects
- Antiviral, anticoagulant, & antithrombotic properties
- Contains fucoidans which may have anti-inflammatory benefits
- Natural source of the mineral vanadium which appears to play a multi-faceted role in regulation of carbohydrate metabolism & blood sugar.
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4. Hiroshi, Terayama (2003). 和漢古典植物考 (Japanese and Chinese Classical Botany). asaka Shobō. p. 588. “There is a description “local peoples was drying nori” in Hitachi Province Fudoki (721–721), and also there is a description “nori was harvested” in Izumo Province Fudoki (713–733). These show nori was used as food from ancient times.”
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