Algues séchées et croustillantes sur une assiette en bois

Pyropia tenera

Nori (Wikipedia)
Nori sheets
Typeedible seaweed
Main ingredientsdried red algae
Similar dishesGim
Nori sheet under a microscope, magnification 200×

Nori (海苔) is a dried edible seaweed used in Japanese cuisine, made from species of the red algae genus Pyropia including P. yezoensis and P. tenera. It has a strong and distinctive flavor, and is often used to wrap rolls of sushi or onigiri (rice balls).

The finished dried sheets are made by a shredding and rack-drying process that resembles papermaking. They are sold in packs in grocery stores for culinary purposes. Since nori sheets easily absorb water from the air and degrade, a desiccant is needed when storing nori for any significant time.

Nori (Wiktionary)


Etymology 1

From Japanese 海苔 (nori), literally "ocean moss".


nori (uncountable)

  1. A type of seaweed, a red alga, laver (genus Pyropia, including species P. yezoensis and P. tenera).
  2. The seaweed, chopped and formed into sheets, used in the preparation of sushi.

Etymology 2


nori (plural noris)

  1. Alternative form of norry


  • Iron, Orin, RINO, Rion,
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