History of Nori

Reeling in Nori from the Ocean Image Nori (dried seaweed) has been valued as a food of longevity by Japanese people for a long time. According to the earliest written records in 701 AD, nori was so valuable as to be one of the tributes in those days.

Today, 1300 years later, nori has maintained its popularity as attested by the proverb, "Two sheets of nori keep the doctor away." Nori's reputation as a natural health food has been firmly established, and approximately 10 billion sheets are produced and consumed in Japan annually.