If you’re vegan or just looking for healthy, nutritious snacks, then you should try gimMe Organic’s Premium Roasted Seaweed. The first thing I noticed was the variety of flavors. The seaweed snacks with sesame and olive oil flavor are mild, But the wasabi kelp will give you a good kick and cleanse your sinuses.
That’s after you’ve finished a 0.35 ounce pack all by yourself. But it’s not just the slight saltiness or sharpness that makes the experience. It’s texture too.
The nutritional benefits of seaweed
Let’s talk about this superfood called seaweed – more specifically, seaweed from gimMe:
- Organic certified
- Certified gluten-free
- Not genetically modified
- Contains omega 3
- Iodine source
This delicious snack goes well with keto, paleo, low-carb, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets.
In addition, seaweed contains small amounts of vitamins A, C, E and K as well as folic acid, zinc, sodium, calcium and magnesium.
Seaweed is also an excellent source of fiber, which is beneficial for gut health and gut bacteria, which are tremendously important to your health. The fiber in kelp can also slow gastric emptying. This helps you feel full longer and can delay hunger pangs, which lead to anti-obesity effects.
Last but not least, kelp can help lower blood cholesterol, which reduces the risk of heart disease.
Melt seaweed in your mouth
Depending on the type of seaweed you buy, you will experience different types of textures.
In the 0.34-ounce and 0.16-ounce packs (I call them snack packs), the seaweed feels like it is melting in your mouth. It’s thin, salty, and crispy.
With the larger leaves, the seaweed is less crispy and more like a thin piece of paper. The advantage, however, is that you can get creative with it. I made sushi hand rolls with quinoa, avocado, and mushrooms. This time the seaweed was less crispy. So don’t expect a clean slice unless you wrap it with sushi rice.
To get the most bang for your buck, watch out for the description label and description on Amazon. There are three different types of packages:
- A six-pack of 4.5 g each
- A single pack of 10 g (0.34 oz) each
- A large pack of 0.92 oz (26 g) leaves
The downside to the entire experience, however, is the packaging. I mean, there’s nothing too serious about it unless you’re an environmentally conscious millennial who religiously eschews plastic – gimMe uses some of it in its packaging process.
Overall, I think this seaweed snack tastes delicious and is a nutritious snack.