Seaweed Addiction

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Sometimes you only need a quick snack. And it’s nice when you can find a snack that’s not gooey or messy – something simple to eat, say, in the car or at your desk. You want nutrition, too? Okay. How about some SeaSnax? Don’t click off the page – seriously, you’ve gotta give these seaweed snacks a chance. You’re going to be surprised by how tasty they are!

SeaSnax come in four flavors: classic, spicy chipotle, wasabi and toasty onion. Plus there are SeaSprinkles – lightly roasted nori clusters with olive oil, agave syrup, sesame seeds and sesame oil. You can eat those with your hands too. (Or, ahem, just open the bag and pour it into your mouth. Not that I’d know anything about that…) All of these treats are vegan, gluten-free and non-gmo verified with no artificial colors or flavorings.

We were introduced to nori much the same way most people are: the wrapper on your cucumber maki sushi. But SeaSnax are crispy and have a different texture than the black strip around your sushi roll. They have some snap when you bite into them and for real – there is no funky sea-water taste! Each flavor is truly savory. The wasabi has a bold, sharp spiciness, while the chipotle and onion flavors are milder and more robust, with the classic offering a more clean & simple taste.

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Sea vegetables are one of the most healthful foods on earth. Nori is rich in minerals such as iodine, calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium, as well as  vitamins B1, B6, C and E. Also, seaweed provides fiber and protein. Sea vegetables have a higher proportion of essential fatty acids than land plants! One sheet of raw nori usually conatins about .5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. Seaweed is low fat, low carb, gluten free and sugar free.

SeaSnax is a socially conscious, kid-inspired, family business. The founder is Jin Jun, an acupuncturist, and she developed an interest in nutrition as a tool for prevention of disease.  In her view, food is medicine for the soul and body, and is the only lasting treatment for self-healing. During her pregnancy with her daughter, Jin’s appreciation for nutrition gained more relevance as she realized eating was no longer for “me”, but “we.”  Her kids eat SeaSnax everyday and enjoy seaweed like candy, so it’s crucial to her and the rest of the company to source the highest quality ingredients available.

10% of SeaSnax‘s annual net profit goes to non-profit organizations committed to making the world a better and gentler place for our children and our earth. Some of the charities have included Children’s Miracle Network, Non-GMO Project, Waldorf Schools, World Vegan Day, Humane Society of US and the Urban Arts Partnership.

To find SeaSnax, head over to your local Whole Foods. If you’re in Maryland, you can find them at Roots Markets, too. Prefer to shop online? You can buy directly from SeaSnax. And sometimes, you can find deals on Vegan Cuts, where we purchased a whole box for a great discount.

Ready to try these fun snacks? Yea, you know you are. Step away from the greasy chips…  Prepare for a seaweed addiction.

 

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One response »

  1. I’m so glad to see you writing about these because every time I see them at Wegmans, I pick them up, think about trying them, recall my experiences with nori (yuck!) and move on. Next time, I’m going to give them a try!

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