Gimme - Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks Ses Salt - 0.35 oz. (10g)
Gimme Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks Sea Salt are crispy yummy sheets of savory deliciousness—with a big wave of satisfying sesame. They're 100% organic and 110% tasty! They harvest the highest quality organic seaweed on the planet, roast it to crispy perfection, then season it with a pinch of sea salt and a blast of organic toasted sesame oil, more than any of their competitors. Yum—sesame style. They’re so proud of their ingredients, they actually want you to read the fine print.
Nature makes it incredibly nutritious, they make it incredibly delicious. They love seaweed! It not only tastes great, it’s also loaded with nutritional value. In fact, seaweed has the highest density of vitamins and minerals of any vegetable on the planet. Yep. Seaweed is a vegetable. Some people even call it sea lettuce. Kids and adults in Asian cultures have been eating their sea vegetables for centuries, enjoying it’s taste, texture, and many health benefits.
What makes the taste of roasted seaweed so amazingly good? Umami, it’s a savory flavor so mouthwatering and unique that it doesn’t fit into the four basic taste groups. You might know umami from eating nori, the kind of seaweed used as a wrap for sushi. Now umami is so popular it’s considered to be the fifth basic taste, right up there with the four other biggies your tongue knows and loves.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who in the world eats seaweed?
A: Pretty much everyone (in many different cultures) who lives near the ocean where seaweed grows in abundance.
Q: What vegetable is harvested in the winter (unlike most vegetables) when it’s got the most flavor?
A: Seaweed! Yep. Seaweed is a vegetable.
Q: Is it impolite to say gimme, gimme, gimMe?
A: Nope. Not when you’re talking crispy roasted seaweed. In Korea (where they grow all of their roasted snacks), the word for seaweed is gim. Get it?
Q: What kind of farmers never plant a single seed in the soil or ever have to water their crops?
A: Seaweed farmers!
Q: Where do kids eat seaweed cooked with sausages and mushrooms over toast for breakfast?
A: Wales! (No, silly. Not the big mammals that swim in the ocean—the little country that’s part of Great Britain and nearly surrounded by sea.)
Q: What three things does seaweed need to grow up healthy and delicious?
A: 1) Seawater; 2) Enough sunlight to drive photosynthesis (Look it up, it’s really cool!); 3) A good home—just like you! (Seaweed usually likes to be anchored on rocks on the ocean floor.)
Q: What are the five basic tastes that your tongue can sense?
A: Sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami. (Umami is the the flavor of—you guessed it—seaweed!)
Q: If seaweed snacks are made from red algae (theirs are!), then why do they look so green?
A: Red algae looks red in the ocean because of its phycobiliproteins which attract and capture light energy used in photosynthesis. When red algae is harvested and dried, it loses its red color but keeps all its green nutrients.
Q: What’s the coolest, wildest, most incredibly delicious way to eat crispy yummy roasted seaweed? (Hint: birthday parties!)
A: Sprinkled over ice cream!
Q: What do green sea turtles eat?
A: Primarily algae, seagrass, and, of course, seaweed! Did you know that a healthy sea turtle can live to be over 100 years old? That’s a lot of seaweed snacks!
If you noticed that the answer to pretty much every single question includes seaweed, give yourself a green star! Yeah, they’re kinda hooked on delicious roasted seaweed. Snack, snap!
Not so Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What exactly is seaweed?
A: Seaweed is actually algae. In more appetizing words, it’s a nutritious vegetable that grows in the sea. The specific variety of seaweed that they use to make their gimMe roasted seaweed is known as red algae or Nori.
Q: Is seaweed healthy to eat?
A: Yes! Seaweed offers the broadest range of minerals of any food on the planet, containing 10-20 times the mineral concentration of land plants, plus it’s high in protein and fiber. That’s why a serving can be so low in calories (25-100) and packed with flavor and nutrients. Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine and vitamin K and a very good source of folate, magnesium, iron, and calcium. Seaweed also contains measurable amounts of vitamins C and E, which help the absorption of all the other good stuff.
Q: What gives seaweed its unique umami flavor?
A: Nature. Seaweed has a natural salty-sweet flavor that makes it taste so unique—and so good.
Q: Is gimMe seaweed organic?
A: GimMe roasted seaweed sheets are certified organic by QAI, a USDA-accredited certifying agency. Their Crumbles are all natural, never acid-treated, but not certified organic.
Q: Why is organic seaweed healthier?
A: Certified organic means that no chemicals or pesticides were used in growing, harvesting, or processing their seaweed. They take great care to grow their seaweed in a protected region of the Yellow Sea, off the coast of South Korea. The protected nature of the water where they grow their seaweed allows gimMe seaweed sheets to be USDA certified organic.
Q: Is their seaweed gluten free?
A: Yes! They are certified by the GFCO.
Q: Is their seaweed vegan?
A: Seaweed is naturally vegan. All of their products are vegan, except for Cheddar Cheese and Honey Dijon Crumbles, which contain seasoning derived from animal products (cheese and honey).
Q: What’s the difference between gimMe sheets and Crumbles?
A: Their roasted seaweed snacks are a more traditional flat seaweed (similar to the seaweed used to wrap sushi) and come in light, crispy, easy to munch sheets. Their Crumbles are tiny tasty clusters of seasoned seaweed, a fun new texture you can sprinkle on rice, soup, salads, popcorn (and just about anything!) or snack right out of the pouch.
Q: What is the shelf-life of their seaweed?
A: GimMe seaweed is guaranteed to be crispy and delicious for one year from the time it was roasted.
Q: Where is their seaweed grown?
A: They cultivate their seaweed in a protected region of the Yellow Sea, off the coast of South Korea. This area is historically known for producing the highest quality seaweed in the world.
Q: How is their seaweed processed?
A: Their seaweed is processed very simply. After they harvest their seaweed, they roast it, add seasonings, and—that's it!
They believe. In family. In community. In giving back. In eating together. In sharing their love of healthy natural food, one snack at a time. Healthy food brings people together—families, friends, communities—and has the power to change lives, especially for growing kids. They believe that a successful company has a responsibility help make the world a better place. That’s why they’ve started gimMe Healthy Kids to help improve children's nutrition by raising awareness of seaweed as a super healthy snack and by donating their products to food banks and school lunch programs. If you would like to learn more about the gimMe Healthy Kids program, please send us an email. They believe that every child deserves to eat healthy meals, every day—and they are committed to helping make that happen, one snack at a time.
They're a family company.
In every sense. GimMe Health Foods is owned and operated by Annie Chun and her husband Steve Broad. They’re food lovers, parents, experienced entrepreneurs, and roasted seaweed fanatics. Their family is multi-cultural just like their products. Annie was born and raised in Korea, home to the best seaweed on the planet. Steve grew up in Northern California where he learned early how much better food tastes when it’s all natural and grown fresh. Annie’s knowledge of authentic Korean culture and expertise in Asian cooking feeds the soul of their company. Steve’s business experience, sales, and management skills keep it running smoothly. They both share a real passion for creating healthy Asian foods that taste great, especially to kids. Together, they’ve founded gimMe to share their passion and love of roasted seaweed with you and your family.
After starting, growing, and ultimately selling their first natural food company—Annie Chun’s, one of the leading Asian food brands in the U.S., they were inspired to do it again. One evening, their family was sitting around the dinner table brainstorming when their teenaged daughter Mia had a great idea—start a company that sells the best possible roasted seaweed in delicious new flavors. They all love roasted seaweed and have been eating this healthy Asian snack for years. So they did. They call it gimMe, also Mia’s idea, because gim means seaweed in Korean—and because it tastes so good, everyone wants more. They hope you’ll love their crispy roasted seaweed as much as they do.