Red seaweed

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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Do you know how to use Agar ?

The best form of agar to use in cooking is the powder form. Read here to understand how to use agar successfully, it is very easy but like with gelatine, specific steps need to be followed to activate the gelling agent in agar.

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Agar – What Is It ?

Agar is a plant-based gelling agent that is not only more powerful than its animal counterpart, but is also colourless, odourless and flavourless.Read on to find out about Agar’s wellness qualities.

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