Organic Carrageen 40g

  • Our Carrageen Moss, or Irish moss as it is also known, is hand harvested from the pristine Atlantic waters off the Connemara coast. It is dark red brown in colour but sunlight bleaches it to a white yellow colour as it dries. ‘Carrageen’ is derived from the Irish word for a little rock, referring to the habitat of this seaweed which grows in small tufts on the many rocks dotting the lower shore. Like all seaweeds, it has a high nutrient content.

    Ingredients: Organic Carrageen.

  • Use: This high quality dried Carrageen can be used as a gelling or thickening agent in any dish. The traditional way of using carrageen is to cover it in a little water in a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for about 15 minutes. The process of heating the seaweed will make it release a gel which can then be used for setting jellies, cheesecakes, mousses etc. Simply drain the liquid off of the boiled seaweed and use as a thickening agent. The gel can be sweetened with honey or mixed with other ingredients to create delicious desserts.

    Benefits: Carrageen has always been used traditionally as a remedy for coughs and colds. It is rich in vitamin A, magnesium and calcium.

  • Connemara Organic Seaweed is run by Noel and Margaret Lee. Noel Lee was born and raised in Lettermullen, a beautiful windswept Island off the west coast of Ireland. They are now based in Rosaveel in County Galway. For generations, the Lee family have been hand harvesting seaweed off the Connemara coast. Having a positive impact on their community and their environment is at the core of all they do.

    They aim to provide you with sustainably harvested, local, edible seaweeds so that you can introduce these as an alternative food source that is healthy, nutritional, tasty, and good for the environment. They also have a range of body care products to enable you to use the highest quality seaweed products on your skin. It is important to acknowledge the importance of seaweeds for marine life, and we need to balance this with its use by humans. They therefore adopt an ecosystem approach, meaning that they promote conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way.

    Many of the seaweeds currently for sale have travelled thousands of kilometres to reach your local supermarket and food shop, often all the way from China. Small-scale, local produce is the key to a happier life and leads to a lower carbon footprint. By providing food from local waters, they hope to contribute to a low-carbon economy that takes care of its environment. They hope that seaweed becomes part of everyone’s diet and comes to be recognised as a superfood, both environmentally and nutritionally!


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