Raw Nori is 50% protein by weight and full of vitamins and minerals. Ounce for ounce, it contains nearly 10 times the Potassium of a raw banana and nearly five times the vitamin C of an equivalent serving of raw oranges. Raw Nori sheets also contain more Vitamin A than broccoli or apricots as well as numerous essential trace minerals. The product is tested for Radiation and Pesticides with every harvest. Their Nori is grown in a single location just below the Sea of Japan in a 4,000 acre growing site that is classified as “Certified Organic Growing Waters.” To achieve this International Standard, the harvest area waters are tested monthly, and must test 100% clean continuously for minimum of 3 years before receiving organic status. The seaweed is harvested and brought to the production facility. After arrival the Nori is inspected and separated. Their Nori Sheets are made from only the highest grade (upper 15% of the total harvest). After the product is low temperature dried it is cut to size and packaged.