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Hack Seasnax Nori Snacks

Answered on December 05, 2014
Created November 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Anyone else out there buy Seasnax nori seaweed sheets? They use olive oil instead of the usual sesame or canola. I am wondering about the safety of nori after the Japanese disaster. This product is not organic but is non GMO. They're from Korea. Thoughts? The package says "strangely addictive" and they are...

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on November 15, 2011
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I wrote to SeaSnax but they never answered. I asked whether they test for heavy metals/contamination and how much iodine is in the product. Nori is generally very low if you use the general nori info, a pack of the Seasnax Grab and Go is only about 80 mcg. A whole bag of the big sheets about 280mcg. So this is very very small amounts unless of course you go to town and snarf down bag after bag.

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on September 07, 2013
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Good question. I'm not sure I'd want to be eating a ton of ocean related food around that area. Most of the radiation should be heading toward the US, and not toward Korea. But I don't know how the currents around Japan work.

Seasnax does say on their site that they're doing regular checks on heavy metals and radiation and it's clean.

http://www.seasnax.com/Whats-SeaSnax_ep_43.html

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on December 05, 2014
at 08:23 PM

Yes. I just tried my first box this week. They are beyond the most delicious snack i've ever had. and they are nori people!!! I needed to integrate an iodine rich product into my diet and i'm very greatful for this snack.  I did a little research which brought me to this site where they said 1g of Nori, which is what seasnax uses apparently, contains  16mcg of iodine.  At 5g of nori per container we're looking at 80mcg of iodine per seasnax container. This is well below the daily recomended serving of iodine @ 150mcg/day. I think~ Any one else have any comment on that? 

 

-okay and I just realized that you're talking about fukishima. DO not worry about the fall off radiation that fukishima may have presented to the oceans. Most of this is at the bottom of the ocean and if any was to make it into your food (fish and sea veg) all of it ALREADY EXISTED IN THE EARTH ANYWAY and to say that we added a little to the atmosphere/ocean is to say that we've added some grains of sand to the planet, where there are already massive beaches which consist primarily of sand. I say this with many years of study relating to nuclear power plants on my back. Please feel safe. Also if you live in the USA, the USDA is said to monitor food which is sent out for radiation levels, however I doubt they are doing this for all foods. Also realize that you are receiving radiation every day that the Earth's atmosphere is incapable of filtering out for you. A LOT, actually. But really it's highly unlikely that itll effect you. When people talk about Radiation fall out they are talking about the iodine from the fall out. Which will never reach you or me. it is in the local atmosphere to the LOCAL population near the power plant. So please do not worry about this unless you lived in japan, within about a 30 mile radius of fukishima, at the time of the accident, in which case you'd already know bc you would have been evacuated.

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on November 15, 2011
at 05:45 PM

Seasnax are a bit on the flakey side but tasty nonetheless. Good question about the safety of the nori; I hope someone has an answer to this. For those who are interested, whole9 has a small write up/promotion on Seasnax that you can view here: http://whole9life.com/2011/07/steal-this-snack-seasnax-strangely-addictive/

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on November 15, 2011
at 05:56 PM

I wrote to SeaSnax but they never answered. I asked whether they test for heavy metals/contamination and how much iodine is in the product. Nori is generally very low if you use the general nori info, a pack of the Seasnax Grab and Go is only about 80 mcg. A whole bag of the big sheets about 280mcg. So this is very very small amounts unless of course you go to town and snarf down bag after bag.

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