A savory snack that has a hint of the sea. I am always looking for ways to increase the nutritional value of every bite that I take… as well as my husbands. He is a huge fan of seaweed so I knew that this would be right up his alley.
Nori’s reputation as a natural health food is firmly established in Japan were approximately 10 billion sheets are produced and consumed annually.
The amount of nutrition contained in nori is the highest among seaweeds, and it contains as much protein as soybeans. Nori also has 12 kinds of vitamins including A and B vitamins and is known as “The Reservoir of Vitamins” because few other foods contain as many in vitamins as nori.
Vitamin A ~ You can consume enough vitamin A per day with just two sheets of nori.
Vitamin B ~ Two sheets of nori also contain Vitamin B1 and B2 in amounts equivalent to 50~60 grams of pork, a sufficient daily amount.
Vitamin C ~ Nori has twice the vitamin C as the same amount of tangerines.
Iron ~ Two sheets of nori contain an amount of iron equal to 600 cc of milk or one egg.
When creating these nori crackers, you can make them as thin or thick as you want. You can even roll them into tubes. I have done that in the past. If you decide to make crackers the outer edges will look all wrinkly… if presentation is something that you are aiming for, just trim the edges with a sharp knife. Eat those shavings and nobody will know any different. hehe
I should also share that I don’t usually dry these to 100%. They are very firm but have a little softness in the center. To me the flavors are a tad more intense when softer, which Bob likes. Try them at different drying stages to find the flavor that you like. Enjoy, amie sue