gimme Seaweed FAQ


Where should one go for Marketing inquiries or Press?

The only thing we like more than talking seaweed is talking to you instead. Send us up with an email through our Contact Us form for Marketing and Press inquiries and let us know what you need.

How do I contact consumer services?

However you'd like. We'd love to talk, email, or chat live with you. You can call us at 1-415-234-1749 or email us through our Contact Us form.


I'm excited for my order! How do I check its status?

We're excited for your order, too, so once you place it, we'll send you emails with status updates. You can also track the order status by clicking on "View your order" in the email confirmation you received when your placed your order. For inquiries contact us directly.


What are my shipping options?

All our orders are shipped via UPS Ground. Depending on where you are in the country, it should take no longer than 4 days for your order to arrive. We'll email you tracking the tracking info so you'll know when to expect it. We do offer free shipping in continental US on all $35 and up orders.

Where does gimMe ship to?

Right now we ship to United States only. We are unable to ship to PO boxes, and APO/FPO addresses at this time.


Do you offer returns?

Of course. For product returns please send email to Please include “Product return” in the subject line together with the order number, and the reason in the email body. You can do the same through the Contact Us page.

Payment Billing

What types of payment do you take?

You can purchase gimMe products with most major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We also accept Shop Pay, Apple Pay, Google Pay too. Unfortunately we do not accept cash, check, Venmo, or money orders, nor can we split payments across credit cards. All orders are subject to review.

Is my credit card info secure during checkout?

Our store is hosted on Shopify which is compliant with most stringent data safety standards. To find out more click here.

Product Basics

What's so great about seaweed?

Iron, fiber, beta carotene, calcium, sustainability, umami. Treat your tastebuds and learn more on our Why Seaweed page.

What vegetable is harvested in the winter (unlike most vegetables) when it's got the most flavor?

Seaweed! Yep. Seaweed is a vegetable.

Is it impolite to say gimMe, gimMe, gimMe?

Nope. Not when you're talking seaweed. "gim" in Korean means "seaweed." Gimme means "MORE seaweed!"

What kind of farmers never plant a single seed in the soil or ever have to water their crops?

Seaweed farmers!

What three things does seaweed need to grow up healthy and delicious?

Nutrient rich seawater, cold temperatures, and enough sunlight to drive photosynthesis. Visit our About Us to see how we grow our seaweed!

What are the five basic tastes that your tongue can sense?

Sweet, bitter, sour, salty, and umami. (Umami is the flavor of-you guessed it-seaweed!)

What is "UMAMI"?

A flavor so big it needs its own taste category. The word umami is originally Japanese, meaning deliciousness. Now it means deliciousness for everyone! To us, umami tastes savory and bold, and perfectly describes our flavorful roasted seaweed.

If seaweed snacks are made from red algae (ours are!), then why do they look so green?

Red algae looks red in the ocean because of the phycobiliproteins which attract and capture light energy used in photosynthesis. When red algae is harvested and dried, it loses its red color but keeps all its green nutrients.

What's the coolest, wildest, most incredibly delicious way to eat crispy roasted seaweed?

Sprinkled over ice cream! Try our Seaweed Nice Cream recipe in our Recipes section.

What do green sea turtles eat?

Primarily algae, seagrass, and, of course, seaweed! Did you know that a healthy sea turtle can live to be over 100 years old? That's why turtles symbolize longevity in many cultures.

What exactly is seaweed?

Seaweed is actually algae. In more appetizing words, it's a nutritious vegetable that grows in the sea. The specific variety of seaweed that we use to make our Gimme roasted seaweed is known as red seaweed or Nori.

Is seaweed healthy to eat?

Yes! Seaweed offers the broadest range of minerals of any food on the planet, containing 10-20 times the mineral concentration of land plants, plus it's high in protein and fiber. That's why a serving can be only 25-100 calories and packed with flavor and nutrients. Seaweed is an excellent source of iodine and vitamins B12, K and a very good source of folate, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

What gives seaweed its unique umami flavor?

Nature. Seaweed has a natural salty-sweet flavor that makes it taste so unique-and so good.

Is Gimme seaweed organic?

Gimme roasted seaweed snacks are certified organic by QAI, a USDA-accredited certifying agency.

Why is organic seaweed healthier?

Certified organic means that no chemicals or pesticides were used in growing, harvesting, or processing our seaweed. We take great care to grow our seaweed in a protected region off the coast of South Korea. The protected nature of the water where we grow our seaweed allows Gimme seaweed snacks to be USDA certified organic.

Is your seaweed gluten free?

Yes! We are certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization.

Why do a lot of seaweed taste fishy and ours doesn't?

The most important is the quality of the seaweed and then the balance of seasoning.

Do any of your products contain MSG?

Not at all.

What specific type of seaweed are your products made from?

The scientific name is "Porphyra Yezonesis," a kind of red seaweed. A common name is "Nori", which originates from Japan. Or in Korea, we call seaweed "Gim", which inspired our company name!

How is your product certified organic if it is grown in waters with known pollutants?

Certified organic means that no chemicals or pesticides were used in growing, harvesting, or processing our seaweed. We take great care to grow our seaweed in a protected region off the coast of South Korea. The protected nature of the water where we grow our seaweed allows gimMe seaweed snacks to be USDA verified organic.

Are your products safe for dogs to eat?

Yes, some dogs love to eat seaweed.

What is the shelf-life of your seaweed?

One year and it's printed on each package.

Where is your seaweed grown?

We cultivate our seaweed in a protected region off the coast of South Korea. This area is historically known for producing the highest quality seaweed in the world.

How are your seaweed snacks processed?

Our seaweed is processed very simply. After seaweed is harvested, we dry it, roast it with oils and seasonings and that's it!

Are your products Kosher?

Our Sushi Nori is OU Kosher Certified, the world's largest Kosher certification agency. 


How much iodine is in each serving?

Most of our products contain 15-40% DV (daily value) of iodine per 5g serving.  However, the Toasted Sesame and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Roasted Seaweed Snacks are higher at 90% DV per 5g serving due to the oil used. Iodine content can be found on the Nutrition Facts on the back of each package.

What are the benefits of iodine?

Iodine controls the functioning of thyroid glands in human body, which in turn has a significant influence on the metabolic process in the body. It helps in the optimal utilization of calories, thereby preventing its storage as excess fat.

Is it allergen free?

No, some products may contain soy, sesame, and/or corn starch. Please check the ingredient list of the products.


Are the wrappers or inside trays recyclable?

The wrapper is not recyclable but the plastic tray is recyclable.