In high school I had a friend who would invite the tossing of bite-sized foods his way by opening his enormous maw and yelling, "Mick Jagger mouth!" The delicate planks of SeaSnax seaweed snack are the perfect size for his mouth - he could eat them with nary a crumble or little green fleck escaping. For the rest of us, part of the fun of eating these ethereal wafers is how they crumble upon chomp-down. The original Olive Oil & Sea Salt flavor is a wonderfulness of olive oil and sea salt tastes. Seaweed? I hardly knew ya' were there! ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.
SeaSnax claims their roasted seaweed snacks are 'strangely addictive', but I'm not sure the addictiveness is all that strange. Each piece is feather-light, melting on the tongue, and just the right amount of salty and savory. A single package will disappear in moments, leaving all the goodness of sea veggies in your tummy and just 15 calories - mostly from the olive oil - in your daily intake. Many nutritionists believe sea vegetables are one of the healthiest foods on earth. Research indicates that seaweed is rich in minerals such as iodine, calcium, sodium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper and selenium.
Sure, there are folks out there who say that sea veggies are not to their liking, but the smell of a brackish shoreline and the taste of real seaweed seasoned for consumption are worlds apart. It's like not liking mushy greyish green beans and then having snappy butter-sauteed specimens cooked by a chef. Two totally different experiences. In that regard, SeaSnax are the chef-cooked green beans. Bright, lively, and full of nutrition. Even kids adore these light little crisps.
Here's the story of the company behind SeaSnax
SeaSnax is a socially conscious, kid-inspired family business. The founders are moms and dads whose kids eat seaweed like candy. So, we make SeaSnax as if our own kids eat them every day - because they do! We source only the highest quality of seaweed from Korea. We believe it is important to contribute 10% of our annual net profit to non-profit organizations committed to making the world a better and gentler place for our children and our earth.
Founder's Story (Jin Jun, MATCM, L.Ac.)
Jin earned her Masters in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at YoSan University. During her studies, she developed an interest in nutrition as a tool for prevention of disease, self-healing and self-empowerment. In her view, nutrition/food is medicine for the soul and body and the only lasting treatment for self-healing. While in school, she gave birth to her daughter Namu (tree in Korean). During her pregnancy and motherhood, Jin's understanding and appreciation for nutrition and health gained more relevance as she realized that it was no longer about me, but we. She is committed to educating, empowering and serving children, mothers and families. She is also the founder of Acuparents, an on-line support community for parents in the health care profession sharing natural and holistic-minded parenting philosophies.
Organic Seaweed, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sea Salt
Q & A About SeaSnax
What type of seaweed is used in SeaSnax?
The organic seaweed that goes into SeaSnax is called porphyra, red algae or deep purple laver, also referred to as nori in Japan and kim in Korea.
Where do your sea vegetables come from?
Our seaweed is sustainably harvested, roasted and packaged in Korea. Many Westerners are still somewhat unfamiliar with eating sea vegetables but in Korea and many parts of Asia, it's a part of almost every meal . We are a small family-run business and take care to source only the finest quality seaweed to make our products.