Karengo is the name for a number of Nori species that grow in New Zealand and the Seasoning is a good salt alternative for people seeking lower sodium intake. The seasoning is dark and will add a delicate hint of the sea to your dishes and provides good levels of iodine without danger of overdosing.
There are many varieties of Karengo around and they vary in colour, taste & texture. Europe also has wild Nori which they call ‘laver’. Again, this is different in taste, colour & texture to NZ Karengo and also to what is produced in Asia.
Maori have used Karengo as part of their traditional fare, especially in the winter when it comes into season. This nori is much drier, therefore lighter for the same volume than the Karengo from NZ.
Our Karengo is wild-harvested sustainably in South America. It is harvested by hand, dried naturally and cleaned by hand before packing. Karengo is tested for contaminants.
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Karengo Seasoning can be used as a condiment on a wide variety of dishes and also included in many delicious sauces or dressings. Karengo seasoning will expand slightly when it capture the moisture from surrounding ingredients and you will notice its delicate texture and purple hues. Karengo Seasoning is particularly delicious on lamb (as a rub), on seafood, to garnish fish or eggs, in savoury baking or to make tasty sauces & dressings. It pairs deliciously with cacao & ginger, an excellent combo for desserts & smoothies!
Karengo Seasoning will preserve naturally for many years, kept dry and away from the light.
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Health & Nutrition
Karengo is high in vegetable protein (the highest of all seaweeds) and fibre, Vitamins A, B complex & C; also is a good source of calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and essential fatty acids. Karengo has a positive omega 3/6 ratio and can be enjoyed in large amounts without exceeding RDI for iodine. Karengo is also a good source of prebiotic fibre.
Read about Karengo’s traditional medicinal uses.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26653974 pharmacology & nutrition
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26860526 anti-cancer & chelating
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18729249 chemoprotective & protein
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24219228 nutrition & antioxidant
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11430774 B12 availability
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10794633 B12 & iodine
Label & Warnings
While every effort has been made to remove all foreign particules, occasionally a small debris from the seashore may remain hidden in the leaves, therefore examination before use is recommended.