Korea's Laver Production

Laver farming started in Korea in the early 17th century. Approximately 500 million sheets of laver were produced annually in the early 20th century. Nowadays, approximately 10 billion sheets of laver are produced annually with the help of advanced technology in laver farming.

Farming (September ~ following May)
Farming (September ~ following May)
Gathering of watery laver (November~ following May)
Gathering of watery laver (November~ following May)
Process of Drying Laver
Process of Drying LaverLoading watery laver → Detecting foreign materials → Ripening in seawater → Detecting foreign materials → Cleansing with fresh water → Cutting → Agitating → Drying → Drying by burner (slightly roast laver to reduce its moisture for quality maintenance and preservation) → Packing endproduct of laver
Process of Seasoning Laver
Process of Seasoning LaverFeeding dried laver → Detecting foreign materials → 1st Roasting → Seasoning → 2nd Roasting → Packing end-product of seasoned laver