Green Nori Flakes (Ao-Nori) - 1.41 oz.
Ichiban is the term used in Japan when something is top-shelf or literally, "Number One." Therefore Ichiban Green Nori Flakes are the very highest grade available. Gathered wild from sheltered inland waters, it was collected as a part of the annual taxation levied on local fishermen for use in sacred offerings at Shinto ceremonies, and in the refined tea ceremony banquets of the imperial court. Today Ao-Nori is a popular seasoning and condiment used to flavor a great variety of foods. Mitoku Ichiban Ao-Nori comes from Japan's central Pacific shoreline. It is gathered using seeding nets spread along shallows and coastal lagoons. This Ichiban Ao-Nori grows only where the ocean mixes with fresh river water. The fronds are dried in the sun, and crumbled into aromatic, emerald green flakes.
Ingredients: Japanese blue-green nori flakes: ao-nori (Enteromorpha species). Ichiban/Highest Grade.