How many of you have ever tried sushi? No, not the one with the raw meat in it, but the other kinds that have rice covered with nori (a seaweed) and veggies and avocado inside.
Besides the great taste of the veggie sushi, you may be surprised that you are getting more than a mouthful of flavor. The sea vegetable called nori, which is one of numerous sea vegetables has many nutritious benefits.
Seaweed contains a massive variety of health-promoting components as compared to the majority of other plant and animal-based foods available on land. Seaweed is a rich source of essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper, potassium, selenium, zinc, iodine, and iron, while also containing a very low amount of fats. Seaweed is also a treasure trove of antioxidants, phytonutrients and rich fiber content that is required by the body. Vitamins present in seaweed are vitamin A, B, C, E and K. Seaweeds also contains omega-3 fatty acids and all the vital amino acids necessary for the body.
Raw or Sun Dried Seaweed Contains: High protein content: from 20% in green algae to 70% in spirulina. High mineral content, especially: iodine, potassium, selenium, calcium, iron, magnesium. More vitamin C than oranges. Vegans can rejoice in the fact that it’s one of the only natural, non-animal sources of vitamin B-12, which is essential for many cognitive and bodily functions. Natural iodine maintaining a healthy thyroid function. Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties.
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