Nori refers to toasted edible seaweed. It is very popular food around the globe and has been used in different traditional Japanese dishes. How much do you know about Nori?
Nori has a really high nutrition value, here are a few key benefits listed below
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Sushi, Temaki and Onigiri wrapper
Sushi is probably the first thing you come up with. Nori is a widely used as a wrapper for sushi, temaki, and onigiri nowadays. However, Nori was only one way of wrapping sushi back in the time sushi was invented. Maki-zushi (sushi rolls) were wrapped with thinly sliced eggs, wakame, and bamboo skin. Flat Nori was inspired by the Asakusa paper making technique and invented in ~1700.
Serve with noodles and rice
Shredded Nori is always a good condiment for rice and noodles. For example, Zaru Soba (Cold buckwheat noodles) serves perfectly with nori and the sauce. In addition, many Furikake (rice condiment) includes Nori as well.
Flavored nori sheets (teriyaki, salted, etc.) is a very popular snack in Asia. It is crispy at the beginning and “melt” in your mouth, follows up with the flavors.