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Nori is a type of edible sea vegetable that is a rich source of nutrients. Nori comes in a wide range of colors and flavors.
Forms: Nori is sold in sheets (typically used to wrap sushi and to wrap around rice balls), strips, and flakes (both toasted and untoasted).
Storage: Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
Where to find it: Nori can be purchased from natural food stores, through a co-op, Asian food stores, or online.
Nutritional Yeast Flakes
Nutritional yeast is a delicious, but strongly flavored, seasoning that can be used in a variety of ways. It has a nutty, cheesy flavor that makes it popular as an ingredient in cheese substitute recipes. Or it can be lightly sprinkled on rice, pasta, vegetables, popcorn, or toast.
Forms: An inactive yeast with no leavening capability, nutritional yeast comes as a yellow powder or in flakes.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
Tips: Be sure not to confuse nutritional yeast with brewer’s yeast, its bitter relative.
Where to find it: Nutritional yeast can be purchased from a few major grocery stores, natural food stores, through a co-op, or online.