Want to really freak out your kids when they ask for a snack? Give them seaweed. Unless your kids are Korean because then seaweed snacks may not be an odd item in the kitchen pantry. Seaweed snacks have been part of Korean diets for centuries but many Americans have never seen them let alone heard of them.
Truth is the paper-thin seaweed snack is full of vitamins and minerals and when roasted with a drizzle of sesame oil, the taste is pretty hard to beat. The thin layer breaks effortlessly into your month which them quickly evaporates on your tongue but not before letting you enjoy the slightly salty, sesame oil and seaweed taste without it being overpowering.
Natural Garden Roasted Seaweed Snacks offer a natural healthy alternative to salty chips, according to the representatives who were offering samples of their Sesame Oil, Wasabi Powder and Kimchi Flavor snacks at the recent Sweets & Snacks Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago.
According to Natural Garden, Healthy Seaweed Snacks are fat-free, low in calories and has one of the richest sources of minerals which includes magnesium, amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes.
The Roasted Seaweed with Sesame Oil has only five ingredients: seaweed, olive oil, sweet corn oil, sea salt and sesame oil. I was advised to eat a package (each is either .17 ounces or 1.06 ounces) immediately after opening it or to store in a freezer after it’s opened.
While you can enjoy the seaweed snacks as a snack anytime during the day, it’s also recommended with a light beer, on salads, served with soup or an addition to a traditional Korean style side dish with steamed rice.
You can find Natural Garden Healthy Seaweed Snacks on Amazon or ask for them at your local grocery story. What do you think? Ready to try some yourself or offer them to your kids to try next time they ask for a snack?
Megy Karydes is founder of Wandering Tastes, a lifestyle and travel site that is meant to inspire adventure and exploration through traveling and food. She’s also a regular contributor to 10best.com which is part of the USA Today Travel family and TravelingMom.com as Foodie TravelingMom among other print magazines and online media outlets.