Also indexed as: Laver (Sea Vegetable)
Preparation, uses, and tips
Nori is popular the world over for its use in sushi-making. The glossy purplish-black
sheets are used to make sushi rolls called “maki.” They can also substitute for
flour tortillas or pita bread, and when toasted and crumbled they are especially good with
noodles or rice and hummus.
Nori (typically Porphyra yezoensis) is closely related to laver, which has a
purplish black color. Indigenous to the North Atlantic, laver is especially good dry-roasted
to bring out its nutty flavor. It can then be crumbled and used as a nutritious condiment over
soups, salads, or grains. Laver has a long history in the British Isles, where it is combined
with rolled oats and fried as a breakfast bread.
Laver, 1/8 cup (2 Tbsp)
Total Fat: 0.028g
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