Have you seen these flaky sheets of awesomeness?
The first time I picked these up I was intrigued. Of course I had eaten sushi plenty of times, but roasted seaweed? As a snack?
But what is it?? Fishy stuff?
Stuff from the beach?
Put simply: it is algae.
The gunk in a pond?
No, that’s toxic.
This is marine algae. Or a sea vegetable.
Yes, a vegetable.
Benefits of consuming seaweed?
- Very low-calorie (30 calories per serving. A whole package is 2 servings. 60 calories? Heck, have the whole pack. Go wild and have two packs. Who cares with those calorie counts)
- Excellent source of trace minerals like Iodine (Iodine is good for a shoddy thyroid like mine.)
- Great vitamin C source (Who knew?)
- Vegan (Remember, no fish here. A sea vegetable. Vegan.)
I challenge your Wheat Thins to those stats.
One caveat: Check your teeth post-consumption. Sometimes little chunks get in the old gum line. Wouldn’t want to scare away the UPS guy or any co-workers.