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Why You’ll Love Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack - Sea Salt
Of the many gifts that come from the sea, seaweed is by far one of the best. While some people might only think of the plant as the creepy green stuff floating through the waves at the beach, or a surefire way to clog up a boat’s propellers, seaweed is actually a powerful superfood. It’s full of omega-3’s and minerals and packs a light, crispy flavor that can rival potato chips, cheezy puffs, and candy, which are often laden with excess calories, fat, sugar, and salt.
A better way to curb cravings is with GimMe Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks. Savory and delicious sheets of seaweed are roasted with sunflower oil to crispy perfection and then seasoned with just a pinch of sea salt to bring out the natural flavor. The result is a low-calorie treat that is also gluten-free, vegan, and organic.
What is seaweed?
Seaweed is an algae that can appear in products like toothpastes, fertilizers, and filtration systems—but its primary use is for food.
It can come in all different shapes and sizes—not just the wide, green stalks that are the most familiar—and is mainly classified by color. There are varieties of brown (kelp, wakame, kombu, and arame), red (dulse, nori, Irish moss) and of course green (sea grass and sea lettuce). All of GimMe’s roasted seaweed snacks use nori.
When eating a seaweed snack, five different and distinct flavors will come through: sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami. Umami is the savory and bold taste you might associate with soy sauce and is the primary flavor of natural seaweed, too. In Japanese, it literally translates to “deliciousness.”
Why seaweed snacks are popular
While seaweed might be gaining more attention in the United States, it has been a staple for a number of years in many coastal countries and Asian cultures.
One of the main reasons is that seaweed is low in calories. GimMe Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks have only 25 calories per serving (and 50 calories total in every 0.35 ounce bag).
Seaweed is also an incredibly light plant, so munching on it won’t provide the weighted down feeling that comes with potato chips and chocolate bars. Plus, because it’s low in sodium, these seaweed snacks deliver the extra kick of salt you crave without putting you at greater risk for high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and other complications.
Aside from being a flavorful snack, seaweed also delivers in nutrition.
Seaweed health benefits
Who would have thought a tiny sheet of seaweed could be such a potent health food? But inside each morsel is a large helping of these six essential nutrients:
Omega-3 fatty acids: Not all fats are created equal. Case in point—omega-3 fatty acids are actually good for overall health. They lower triglyceride levels (which reduces the risk for heart problems) and have been known to ease symptoms of depression, ADHD, and dementia. A diet high in omega-3’s also helps with inflammation, which is especially helpful for those with autoimmune disorders or who regularly deal with asthma flare-ups.
Iron: This mineral is absolutely critical for hemoglobin production and helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body. Low levels of iron can cause shortness of breath, tiredness, anxiousness, and lack of focus. In severe cases, it can also lead to anemia. The best natural sources of iron are leafy green vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and seaweed. For optimal absorption of iron, eat alongside foods rich in Vitamin C.
Vitamin C: This incredibly powerful antioxidant is necessary for optimal health. Vitamin C helps to grow and repair tissue in the body, including the creation of collagen that produces skin, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. As such, it’s essential for those who have recently undergone surgery or are healing from a serious injury. Collagen also plays a vital role in the appearance of skin, and since we produce less of it as we age, many people supplement with foods rich in vitamin C to improve the texture, tone, and look of skin. The vitamin can be ingested internally through foods like citrus and seaweed, or used topically in a number of beauty products. And if that weren’t enough, the vitamin also aids in the prevention of heart disease by decreasing triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels.
Fiber: The plant compound is well-known for normalizing bowel movements and contributing to optimal colon health. It exists in two forms: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber, like that found in oats, peas, beans, apples, citrus, and carrots, dissolves in water and forms a gel-like material that can then lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Insoluble fiber is found in foods like wheat bran, nuts, beans, and vegetables including cauliflower, green beans, potatoes, and seaweed where it promotes movement of material through the body and the digestive tract.
Magnesium: If you’re looking for an instant mood-booster, try magnesium-rich foods. Magnesium is found in every cell of the body and aids in converting food into energy to make you feel alert. It also helps to create protein, repair DNA, and transmit messages from the brain to muscle groups. People also love magnesium for its anti-inflammatory effects and alleviating other nuisances and pains, such as migraines and PMS symptoms.
Iodine: Seaweed is perhaps most revered for its iodine content, a nutrient not produced by the body or found in sufficient amounts in most foods. Iodine promotes a healthy thyroid, which plays an important role in many critical bodily functions including protein synthesis and metabolism. Not having enough iodine can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness, brain fog, constipation, and weight gain.
More about GimMe
GimMe takes immense pride in the ingredients they use. Founders Annie Chun and her husband Steve Broad are both food lovers and experienced entrepreneurs who wanted to provide mouthwatering snacks to their kids that didn’t mean having to sacrifice nutrition and health.
What makes GimMe even more special is that they focus solely on seaweed products. Combining a love of Asian cooking and Korean culture, Annie and Steve created GimMe to share their passion of roasted seaweed—and all of its benefits—with families around the world.
Reviews For Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack - Sea Salt
Based on 69 Reviews
Not for us
I know it's oooooh so good for you, but we just couldn't do it. Must be an acquired taste. Will stick to roasted kale.
Fresh and clean snack
interesting taste, dissolve in your mouth and good for you? How awesome!
- William F Willin
Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack - Sea Salt
When my husband feels like eating something with a bit of crunch, these are his go-to snack. Many of the seaweed chips have lot's of added ingredients that he can't tolerate, but these; simple, tasty and good for you! And, just the right serving size!
These are great but too small a pkg. this is just one serving, (after sharing with the dogs and cats) A family sized, affordable, priced and sized the same as chips to use as a chip replacement would be great.
Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack-Sea Salt
So good. I love the way they taste.
My son and I love these. Easy to snack on and travel with!
First, understand that this is seaweed--it's not a seaweed-infused cracker. So it's the stuff that sushi comes wrapped in, only deliciously crispy and a little salty. I think it's a great substitute for chips or popcorn, with fewer calories, carbs, etc. And I love the taste! (My kids, I must say, do not love the taste of seaweed, in sushi or otherwise.)
This company also makes a teriyaki-flavored variety, that I wish Thrive would carry. It's my favorite!
My 5-year-old LOVES these. She asks for them all the time. I don't particularly care for them, I'm not big on seaweed unless it's wrapping up sushi, but what a great healthy snack for my daughter!
These are paper thin, stacked on their sides in the container and good tasting...not over powering in taste nor too salty...They are addicting as you cannot just eat one...do be careful they do not stick to the roof of your mouth and get stuck there
This snack is great to have on hand. Carry it in the car, afternoon snack to pick you up. It's great to share too. Taste is wonderful and it's healthy. Nice going Thrive! I'm hooked on your company because of products like this one.
This snack has a slight fishy taste but still very enjoyable. They are very low in calories. Wonderful snack.
They're OK but not very satisfying.
These are very paper thin snacks. I really didn't like them, but I didn't know what to expect. My son loved them. He said they would be good for making sushi also.
Good quick snack
Yuck not good at all no sea salt taste just s fishy taste and not a pleasant fish.
Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack-Sea Salt
I do not care for this and won't be buying it again.
- Karen Groeneveld
Not my taste
I thought they were a cracker- too fishy for my taste.
My new favorite go-to snack!!!
Not quite my taste
I'm always willing to try something new. The seaweed snack was just not my style. They are very light and airy but much to fishy for me. My 4 month old puppy loves them. I'm sure many people like these, but it's not my style
Good but unusual
Not great.. at all
Fish food. It melted in my mouth and it tasted like straight up seaweed. No salt. Blehh!
I did not like these at all. Tasted very fishy.
- Becky Mitchell
These are Bomb.com
Organic Roasted Seaweed snack
Taste sort of grows on ya :-) --it's a bit strong, but hey, it's seaweed! Seriously, this product is much milder than other seaweed snacks I have tried. And it's a health alternative to high calorie, low nutrient snacks like traditional chips. also stops "the munchies" in its tracks. Thanks for stocking this product, Thrive Market!
Organic Roasted Seaweed
Horrible - not at all what packaging leads you to believe. Only thing this is good for is wrapping raw fish.
Their so good!
Omw loved this!
This is officially my new fav snack. Ordering more today.
Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack
I love tearing these snacks into soups, or just eating them out of the package.
Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack
Good Tasty and so Healthy
- MARIA V WADE
Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack
Good Tasty and so Healthy
- MARIA V WADE
Avocado Oil Mayo
Delicious and Healthy.
- MARIA V WADE
I make sushi balls out of these - both the sea salt and sesame ones. So much easier to use then the big sheets.
I left a review for these before with 1 star, but it got deleted so I'm going to give it 3 stars so it's published... but these are awful! I have not tasted anything so gross in a long time.
Delicious healthy & low calorie ! Great for a snack
These seaweed snacks are in the other room and I keep thinking about going to get more until they are all gone. I had never had seaweed snacks before trying these, and they are downright delicious. My only complaint is that there aren't more of them, but for $1.75 a pack, I'll be happy to buy more next time!
Favorite seaweed snack
They're okay. Something you have to get used to tasting especially if you're not used to something crunchy and then kind of melting in your mouth type texture. I do like the saltiness.
Gimme Organic Roasted Seaweed
Love this product. Have 2 slices almost everyday.
Great for adults and kids
First time we bought these. Great light flavor. Perfect school snack , even added to sauce for pasta
great salty snack
I really like these seaweed snacks. They are just the right amount and taste good.
These are weird....
Very thin sheets. For some reason I was thinking they'd be kinda like kale chips but they're not. Strong seaweed taste for sure, won't be ordering again.
That we can feel good about eating.
not too salty, just the way I like them
Great to eat with rice!
Organic Roasted Seaweed Snack
This is a great swap for me from potato chips. They are a good portion size, easy to pack in my purse or lunchbox. Bonus, I am doing something positive for my thyroid when I eat them.
Weird but delicous
At first the taste they give off when you stick in your mouth is a little weird, but after they are a tasty little snack.
This is my teenage daughters go to for snack. She eats about one package/day, and I would rather see her eating seaweed, or weedseed, as she calls it, than a bag of chips.
I used to buy the seaweed snack from Costco and they also have these in Ranch 99. It's been years since I've enjoyed roasted seaweed. This was yummy. For the price, do wish it came with more seaweed as others have said.
I wasn't a big fan of seaweed, but now.. this is GREAT.
I was a little unsure of eating seaweed by itself. The only time I'd ever eaten it before was at a Luau in wet form, and I wasn't a fan.
This is a different seaweed altogether! They have a crispy, crinkly texture that is really fun to eat! (Not something I thought I'd ever say about a food!) They're nice and salty, so they're perfect for when I want to eat those chips that ruin my diet! I was also happy to find out that aside from tasting great, they have a good amount of fiber and protein. Perfect simple snack!
- Maureen Stewart
Too small! I wanted more.
The taste and texture of this seaweed is quite exceptional. Lightly salted, which you can eat on their own. Usually, seaweed is very salted and requires you to pair it with rice. The perfect crisp in these just left me wanting more. I would like each package to carry more of them. They are way too small.
- Kayla Murray
Even my kids love these
I love these, I think they are perfectly salted and delicious! I was hoping my kids would like them because they always get hungry before dinner then eat various snacks and then are too full for dinner. I was so excited to see that they loved these because they were light but were able to do the trick to tide them over until dinner without ruining their appetite! I definitely recommend!
Yummy, uses sunflower seed oil!
My family loves seaweed snacks and I've been looking around for affordable dried seaweed that doesn't use canola oil. My son brought a pack home from school and I saw that they were not only organic but used sunflower seed oil instead! I have a membership and was so pleased to find them on the site. They're more than the non-organic brands, but the flavor, texture, and healthier ingredients definitely make it worth it. These were crispier and less greasy than the ones I've been buying and had just the right amount of salt. They make a delicious alternative to junk food chips and go great crumbled over stir fry.
- J. Duncan
Flavor is Amazing!
Amazingly delicious! Great for car rides! I have tried a few different seaweed snacks and the flavor is a little different with these ones. Different in a good way though- distinct.
Negative is that the pack will go stale quick once opened. A solution to this, when you are done eating them, put them in a zip-lock. If you eat the entire package (easy to do) you will be consuming 4 grams of fat. That may not be an issue for some but, it is for me. They are so, so addicting! You should buy more than one pack! Flavor wise, I'd give these a 5 star rating.
- Rachel Ramsey
Not for me.
If you like seaweed, you will probably enjoy this. This was the first time I've tried it, after reading about it's great nutritional benefits. There are perhaps a dozen thin sheets of it in this package. I was not a fan of the flavor, it was overpowering to me, but that's just a matter of opinion.
Just like the sesame seaweed snacks by gimMe, these are super tasty. I love them, my toddler loves them, and they don't use canola oil. Can't really beat that.
Was unsure, but they are great
Ive never had dried seaweed before, but i enjoy sushi every now and then.. Great little snack to have, I have an open bag next to my desk at work. so now when im wanting a little snack, instead of going for chocolate, i grab some seaweed.. takes the temptation away from other stuff.
My son eats these like candy!
We're curious to know how seaweed can be organic, but we're sooo glad it is. This stuff is delicious and great for you!
We love these snacks. Warning they are super spicy and very delicious. Best brand, and great value. My kids are begging for these in their lunches.
I Love these, but Im already very fond of seaweed. They are a nice, light, little snack.
Nope, sorry, can't get all the way there with this seaweed. It may be healthy, but so are beets, and I can't eat beets either. Eating this seaweed feels like I'm eating really thin pieces of cardboard that have a nice crunch. I can't recommend these at any higher than three stars.
Just have to adjust to the taste
My doctor put me on a low fat, low sugar diet and that included eliminating all unhealthy snack, especially Pringles, my favorite.
So I joined Thrive because it had much better deals than Vitacost, and I gave this seaweed a try. I love the toasted crunch flavor, and I'm kind of surprised that it's as light as it is. You hardly feel as if you've eaten anything, even when you're consuming five or six at a time.
- Colton H.
All natural snack
Seaweed doesn't sound like the most appetizing snack, but it's very healthy, low in fat and sugar, and has a crunch and lightness that's surprising. This brand uses a fantastic oil that adds flavor to the mix. I eat these instead of crackers and salty chips, and I'm about ready to try the other flavors in the gimMe family as well.
- Christine Hansen
no bad ingredients
This is a delicious snack that is healthy for you. It has no canola or corn oil in it. If you have had a lot of seaweed snacks in your time, you know it is not easy to find them without one of these oils in the ingredients.
Now that I have found these I buy them all the time, and they are at a great price from Thrive Market.
- Tawny Red
Don't let the look fool you
First look at these and you just might be afraid to give them a try. Don't let their green exterior scare you. They really taste good.
Roasted seaweed has an interesting taste, but these make both a great cracker replacement and a great chip replacement. The sea salt makes them curb your craving for salty foods.
- Mo Conroy
Great for Munching
Dried seaweed is definitely an acquired taste. I hated it when I started eating it, but after experimenting with quite a few brands to find something I like, I've found that I've started to like it more and more. The GimMe brand has been the most palatable for me. I love that it gives me something that's crunchy to munch on while pretty much having no calories. I can eat an entire package of these for 50 calories. It lets me eat something mindlessly while watching TV, and I find that that's a must for me in order to keep up with my healthy eating.
I love the price that Thrive has on these. I've never been able to find them for less than $3 a bag. I feel so much better indulging on a regular basis now.
I wasn't sure about these before I bought them but I am a sucker for crunchy things with sea salt. I had tried some seaweed snacks in the past, both good and bad.
I really like these and the price is pretty reasonable. They were the perfect amount of crunchy and salty and you'd never know they were made with seaweed!
- Cris Sheahan
I wasn't sure about roasted seaweed, but decided to try it out for its health benefits. It turned out to be delightfully delicious! While I like the sesame flavored ones too, I keep these on hand for when I want something a bit more mellow that won't clash with other flavors. It's also very natural - organic Seaweed, organic sunflower oil, and salt - you can't go wrong with that.
- Beth Greer
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