healthy snack Annie Chun's Organic Seaweed SnacksCraving something crunchy and salty that’s also packed with intense flavor? Annie Chun’s Organic Seaweed Snacks should more than satisfy you! The good news is that you’ll be snacking on a sea vegetable that contains the essential trace mineral, Iodine, which we have to get from food as the body doesn’t make it on its own. Iodine is essential to keep the thyroid which regulates metabolism and energy levels working properly. If you’re striving to eat a well-balanced diet then you should also be adding more iodine into your diet. This is a low carbohydrate snack where the main ingredient, seaweed, is also a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Copper and Manganese.

The Bottom Line on Annie Chun’s Organic Seaweed Snacks

Would I Recommend It? Yes, considering that you’re reaching for that salty crunch, this snack comes with nutritional density and is definitely a far cry from consuming empty calories to satisfy a particular yearning.

Would I Buy it Again? Over and over, yes! Personally I’m not a big snack eater, but these come in so handy when you’re stuck with limited choices when visiting a conventional grocery. Another reason I buy these is because you can very quickly turn them into an appetizer when you arrive home starving after a long day. You can stack avocado on top of each seaweed square, also a slice of tomato, cucumber, green onion, together with the avocado, and maybe a thin spread of chickpea miso…. so good!

Final Thoughts: The organic version of this seaweed snack by Annie Chun comes in four flavors: wasabi, sesame, sea salt, and sea salt & vinegar. The wasabi variety is much higher in salt compared to the others. If you have high blood pressure or are trying to cut back on salt, go with the sesame. The oil used in this snack is organic sunflower oil. You probably know by now that refined seed and vegetable oils are not the best choice for healthy fats, but in the context of snacking and saving these for a special treat when you’re craving a salty crunch, the amount of oil would be significantly less than in most other healthy snacks out there. It has only 1.5g of fat when you eat one serving which is ½ a packet. If you have type 2 diabetes or have prediabetes, the total sugar in one serving is less than 1g and the glycemic load is extremely low. With only 1g of carbohydrate in the sesame variety and 2g in the wasabi variety this is a very safe snack for you. Lastly, if you have a sluggish thyroid or have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, this is an excellent snack choice for you.

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