GimMe - Organic Premium Roasted Seaweed Toasted Sesame - 0.17 oz. (5g)
GimMe Organic Premium Roasted Seaweed Toasted Sesame 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.
- Enjoy crispy yummy sheets of savory deliciousness
- A big wave of satisfying sesame
- Harvested from the highest quality organic seaweed on the planet
- Gluten free, non GMO, and USDA organic
Nature makes it incredibly nutritious, GimMe makes it incredibly delicious. GimMe loves 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.
What's so great about seaweed?
Iron, fiber, beta carotene, calcium, sustainability, umami. Treat your tastebuds and get ready to say, "Oooh, Mommy! gimMe more!"
What vegetable is harvested in the winter (unlike most vegetables) when it's got the most flavor?
Seaweed! Yep. Seaweed is a vegetable.
Is it impolite to say gimMe, gimMe, gimMe?
Nope. Not when you're talking seaweed. "gim" in Korean means "seaweed". gimMe means "MORE seaweed!"
What kind of farmers never plant a single seed in the soil or ever have to water their crops?
What three things does seaweed need to grow up healthy and delicious?
Seawater under certain temperatures and enough sunlight to drive photosynthesis (Look it up, it's really cool!)
What are the five basic tastes that your tongue can sense?
Sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami. (Umami is the the flavor of-you guessed it-seaweed!)
If seaweed snacks are made from red algae (ours are!), then why do they look so green?
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.
What's the coolest, wildest, most incredibly delicious way to eat crispy yummy roasted seaweed?
Sprinkled over ice cream!
What do green sea turtles eat?
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 why turtles symbolize longevity in many cultures.
What exactly is seaweed?
Seaweed is actually algae. In more appetizing words, it's a nutritious vegetable that grows in the sea. The specific variety of seaweed that GimMe uses to make their roasted seaweed is known as red seaweed or Nori.
Is seaweed healthy to eat?
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 only 25-100 calories 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.
What gives seaweed its unique umami flavor?
Nature. Seaweed has a natural salty-sweet flavor that makes it taste so unique-and so good.
Is gimMe seaweed organic?
GimMe roasted seaweed snacks are certified organic by QAI, a USDA-accredited certifying agency.
Is gimMe seaweed non GMO?
GimMe roasted seaweed snacks are verified Non-GMO by NON GMO Project.
Why is organic seaweed healthier?
Certified organic means that no chemicals or pesticides were used in growing, harvesting, or processing our seaweed. GimMe takes great care to grow their seaweed in a protected region off the coast of South Korea. The protected nature of the water where they grow their seaweed allows gimMe seaweed snacks to be USDA certified organic.
Is their seaweed gluten free?
Yes! GimMe is certified by the GFCO.
Is your seaweed vegan?
Seaweed is naturally vegan. All of GimMe's Roasted Seaweed Snacks and Seaweed Chips are vegan.
What is the shelf-life of your seaweed?
One year and it's printed on each package.
Where is GimMe seaweed grown?
GimMe cultivates their seaweed in a protected region off the coast of South Korea. This area is historically known for producing the highest quality seaweed in the world.
How is their roasted seaweed snacks processed?
GimMe seaweed is processed very simply. After seaweed is harvested, they dry it, roast it with oils and seasonings and-that's it!
How much iodine is in each serving?
GimMe roasted seaweed snacks have about 50 micro grams per serving. That's about 31% of daily value. The daily value of Iodine is 160 mcg.
What are the benefits of iodine?
Iodine controls the functioning of thyroid glands in human body, which in turn has a significant influence on the metabolic processes in the body. It helps in the optimal utilization of calories, thereby preventing its storage as excess fat.
Is it allergen free?
No, some products contain soy, sesame, and/or corn starch. Please check the ingredient list of the products.
Does GimMe do regular testing on their seaweed snack to monitor lead and radiation level?
Yes, GimMe is testing lead once a month for the finished products. The radiation test is done once a year for raw materials.
Are the wrappers or inside trays recyclable?
The wrapper is not recyclable but the plastic tray is recyclable.
Why do a lot of seaweed taste fishy and GimMe's doesn't?
The most important is the quality of seaweed and then the balance of seasoning.
Does any of GimMe's products contain MSG?
Not at all.
Are all of their products processed in the same facility?
No, their chips are made in California and seaweed snacks are made in South Korea.
Are your products processed in the same facility as products containing tree nuts?
No, GimMe's Roasted Seaweed Snacks and Seaweed Chips are produced in nut-free factories.
Are GimMe products kosher?
Their chips are now kosher and they are working on making their roasted seaweed snacks kosher as well.
What specific type of seaweed are GimMe products made from?
The scientific name is "Porphyra Yezonensis," a kind of red seaweed. The common name is Nori.
How is your product certified organic if it is grown in waters with known pollutants?
Certified organic means that no chemicals or pesticides were used in growing, harvesting, or processing GimMe seaweed. They take great care to grow their seaweed in a protected region off the coast of South Korea. The protected nature of the water where they grow their seaweed allows gimMe seaweed snacks to be USDA certified organic.
Are GimMe products safe for dogs to eat?
Yes, some dogs love to eat seaweed.
Do their products contain soy?
Yes, their teriyaki flavored products contain soy.
GimMe believes 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. GimMe believes 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.
GimMe believes that every child deserves to eat healthy meals, every day-and they are committed to helping make that happen, one snack at a time.
GimMe Is 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 our 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.
Annie is the Asian food and flavor expert. She gets really excited talking about ingredients, seasoning, and the science behind creating the flavors in food. Seriously.
Steve is in charge of sales and all that business and operations stuff that gets gimMe products into stores crispy fresh so you and your family can enjoy them.
Mia, Annie and Steve's teenaged daughter, is the communications expert. She came up with the idea to focus on roasted seaweed and to name the company gimMe. When not in school, Mia helps out by translating that crazy social media stuff to her parents.
David, Annie and Steve's son, is a part-time student and the resident snacking expert. He provides flavor insight and is a gimMe seaweed evangelist.
Sugar, the family's fluffy white dog, weighing in at 11 pounds, heads up security at company headquarters.