When a country has easier access to ocean than farmland, it tends to reap the bounty of the sea more than other nations. Countries like Japan have therefore known the value of a good seaweed for thousands of years. To this day, the Japanese kelp known as nori remains an integral part of Japanese cuisine, and you can partake of this amazingly healthy superfood at our Bothell sushi restaurant.
Nori is particularly rich in vitamins and minerals. It offers a healthy dose of iodine, vitamin C, riboflavin, potassium, and magnesium, as well as more vitamin A than is found in carrots. It also boasts the title for the most protein-rich seaweed, at triple the protein value of red meat. Pairing this with its high iron content, it’s a popular vegetarian alternative for animal-based foods.
Nori often comes in dried out sheets, like the strips of nori that hold our sushi together, or in the more natural state that you can find in our seaweed salad. Dig into some nori today at Sushi Hana, and let your body feel the natural nutritional power of the ocean!