Karengo

Nori and Karengo, What is The Difference ?

Nori is the Japanese word that refers to a group of red seaweed traditionally classified as ‘Porphyra’. In New Zealand, Nori is called Karengo or Parengo and to date, NIWA scientists have identified about 35 species growing along our coasts.For much of the year Karengo cannot be seen easily, it may only be a speck on the rocks. Like other plants, the main growing period is spring. At maturity and from a distance, it may look like a torn black plastic bag melted on the rock.

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