Everyone in my office is eating these new “seaweed chips.” Is there any nutritional benefit to them?
Like all chips, they’re unfortunately high in sodium. But unlike most chips, the popular new seaweed variety do have some healthful upsides: They’re high in calcium (10 times more than milk) and loaded with vitamin C and vitamin B12. One gram of seaweed has a day’s worth of iodine, typically found in seafood or iodized salt, which helps regulate your thyroid gland. As an alternative to potato chips, one six gram package of seaweed chips has about 30 calories, which is a step up from a 140 calorie bag of Doritos.