Seaweed (Gim, Laver) 김
Laver or gim is an edible seaweed, which is classified as red algae. In Korea, there are 4 types of roasted laver (or gim):
1. Dol gim ("grown on rock"). Strong in laver flavor, and thick, coarse texture.
2. Jaerae gim (made from Porphyra Yezoensis, which is a red algae with thin leaves known for their radiating pattern). Finer in texture, lighter in color. Most commonly consumed 3. type of seaweed.
3. Parae gim (known as green laver because it's mixed with another seaweed, parae). Herbal flavor, smooth texture.
4.Gimbap gim (made from Porphyra Tenera, which has long leaves). Used to make gimbap. Layered for structural integrity.
Laver is generally smooth and delicate in texture, compared to miyeok (brown seaweed and brown algae). It is high in iodine, iron, and other mineral
Sourcing & Selecting
Do not expose to air for long periods of time. Seal the package completely after opening, and store in a cool, dry place. Avoid direct sunlight. For long-term storage, place the leftover gim in a tightly sealed container and keep in the freezer.
If you have large quantities of gim, we recommend storing them in our Airtight Containers to keep them crispy and fresh.
Value per 100g
Water g 90.17
Energy kcal 29
Protein g 3.63
Total lipid (fat) g 0.57
Carbohydrate, by difference g 4.21
Fiber, total dietary g 2.9
Sugars, total g 0.65
Calcium, Ca mg 129
Iron, Fe mg 1.89
Magnesium, Mg mg 75
Phosphorus, P mg 49
Potassium, K mg 346
Sodium, Na mg 74
Zinc, Zn mg 0.56
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 5.5
Thiamin mg 0.094
Riboflavin mg 0.224
Niacin mg 0.507
Vitamin B-6 mg 0.172
Folate, DFE µg 145
Vitamin B-12 µg 0
Vitamin A, RAE µg 586
Vitamin A, IU IU 11726
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) mg 2.9
Vitamin D (D2 + D3) µg 0
Vitamin D IU 0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 372
Fatty acids, total saturated g 0.041
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 0.082
Cholesterol mg 0
Caffeine mg 0