Navitas Naturals - Raw Nori Powder - 3 oz. (85g)
Navitas Naturals Raw Nori Powder is made from nori which is best known as the sweet and salty green wrap holding sushi together, but now they've invented a delicious new way to enjoy this nutritious seaweed. Their raw Nori Powder provides an easy nutrition and flavor boost to soups, smoothies and many other recipes. Nori is more than 40 percent protein, and it’s a plentiful source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and lignans.
Nori is a seaweed that has been enjoyed in Japanese cuisine since at least the 8th century. After raw algae fronds are carefully harvested from the Sea of Japan, they are pressed into thin sheets and dried using a process originating from the ancient art of Japanese papermaking. Navitas Naturals takes this one step further by milling the nori sheets to create a nutrient-dense salty powder that’s convenient to use for making green smoothies, soups and much more.
Product of Japan
The nori in Navitas Naturals Nori Powder is sustainably harvested in the Sea of Japan and then pressed, dried and milled at temperatures that don’t exceed 85°F. Each frond of nori is inspected, rinsed, chopped, pressed and dried naturally before milling. Navitas Naturals nori is hand-selected for top-grade quality and flavor.
Low Calorie Superfood
Like most seaweed, Nori is a low-calorie superfood with an abundance of bioavailable nutrients. By weight, nori contains more than 40 percent protein – the highest of any seaweed. The mineral-rich ocean saturates nori with an abundance of amino acids and minerals (including ten times more calcium and iron than dairy products), vitamins, antioxidants and lignans.
The complex array of minerals in the ocean make nori a nutrient-dense solution to the waning mineral levels in land vegetables attributed to poor soil quality. It's a perfect food to add to your diet if you're deficient in any fundamental vitamins or minerals. The antioxidants, fiber and lignans in nori may contribute to healthy cardiovascular performance and boost immune function. Nori’s abundant nutrients are made especially bioavailable due to a naturally high fiber content. A naturally low-calorie food, nori is not low on flavor, making it ideal for anyone watching his or her caloric intake. Nori is a healthy food, not a miracle drug. Health claims herein have not been reviewed by the FDA. Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.
Salty, Sweet Umami
Umami is known in Japanese as the “5th taste”, defined as savory and mouth-watering. Nori’s salty-sweet and complex flavor encapsulates the umami essence. Their Nori Powder adds a salty seaweed boost to soups, salads, green smoothies and many other recipes.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a superfood?
The Oxford English Dictionary includes citations for "superfood" as far back as World War I, in the context of "a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being."
Below, is their definition.
A superfood is a nutrient-dense fruit or vegetable that contains a high content of antioxidants, protein, omega-3, minerals, fiber or other essential nutrients that have proven health benefits. Nutrient density is the ratio of calories to micronutrients – the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that are essential to health, wellness and feeling great. Nutrient-dense foods, like most vegetables and fruits, have a high amount of valuable micronutrients and a low amount of calories. To protect the ‘super’ quality and nutrient integrity, a superfood must be certified organic and minimally processed.
Are their products raw?
They work closely with their suppliers to ensure the lowest temperature processing for their premium superfoods. Almost all of their products are considered "raw" meaning they are low temperature processed under 115F degrees to retain as many nutrients as possible. Exceptions include: Acai (flash pasteurized), Gelatinized Maca (heated over 115 degrees F), Coconut Palm Sugar (boiled), and Yacon Syrup (flash pasteurized). There are no third party "raw" certification agencies at this time.
Are their products gmo-free?
Navitas Naturals products are Non-GMO Project Verified! That means they’ve met the rigorous standards of the Non-GMO Project- an independent non-profit reviewer that ensures products are made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Are their products kosher certified?
Most of their products are certified kosher through Earth Kosher.
Are their products gluten-free?
Yes their entire line is gluten and wheat free & their Power Snack line is Gluten Free Certified.
Are their products nut-free?
Their products are packaged in a facility that also handles tree nuts (cashews only).
Do their products contain sulfites?
No. Navitas Naturals products do not contain sulfites.
What is the shelf life of their superfoods?
Most of their products have an 18 month shelf life. The ‘Best Buy” stamp on the back of the bag can be read: Month/Day/Year”. Their Power Snacks have a 12 month expiry date.
How should superfoods be stored?
Refrigeration is not required for most of their products. They recommend that you store superfoods in a cool, dark, dry place. Hemp Seeds and Acai Powder should be refrigerated after opening.
Are their products safe to consume if they are past their expiration date?
Their products are dried or freeze-dried but the potency and flavor decreases over time so they don't recommed using past their expiration date.
Is their packaging recyclable?
Yes. All of their bags are LDPE #4 recyclable plastic.
What is in the pouch that comes inside some of their bags?
Some of their products contain pouches that are oxygen or moisture absorbers which are used to maintain freshness. These are non-hazardous substances that will not harm the body if consumed accidentally. They use 1/3 gram chelated carbon to absorb oxygen, and silica gel to absorb moisture
Navitas Naturals - The Superfood Company
The mission of Navitas Naturals is to provide the finest organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. Since 2003, health-conscious people have been choosing their organic superfoods because they’re a diverse whole-food source of antioxidants, protein, essential fats, minerals, vitamins and other key nutrients.
All of their products are certified organic and use methods such as freeze-drying and low temperature processing to ensure maximum nutrition and flavor. Organic is important for ensuring the integrity of their foods that people eat, and for protecting the environment and the health of farmers.
Quality & Food Safety
Food safety is very important to Navitas Naturals, and that is demonstrated by the rigorous third-party testing of their superfoods. Their facility and processing systems are certified organic, and are also certified under GMP and HACCP - important voluntary programs for ensuring food safety and quality. They also nurture their supplier relationships because they are critical towards achieving and maintaining high quality products.
Their products are Non-GMO Project Verified. That means they’ve met the rigorous standards of the Non-GMO Project - an independent non-profit reviewer that ensures products are made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Sustainable Agriculture for Native Farmers
Navitas Naturals is committed to socially responsible business practices. Their direct purchasing partnerships create and expand fair trade economic opportunities for farming communities in developing regions around the world.