Carrageen is most famously used as an old fashioned cure for an irritating cough. The seaweeds anti-microbial properties are great for internal and external body parts. Carrageen, often called Irish Moss, is a slightly sweet-flavoured seaweed accompanied by a shellfish note. It’s widely used as a natural thickening agent for savoury and sweet dishes such as jellies and jam.Did you know that Carrageen contains 12 times as much iron as broccoli?
|Light and smooth when cooked.|
For decoction, steep 15g in cold water for 15 mins to rehydrate, then boil for 15 mins in 1.5 l water. Strain the seaweed and add your favourite flavouring, such as lemon, ginger, star anise or honey.
|Nutritional values per 100 g|
|Energy kJ||405 kJ|
|Energy kcal||96 kcal|
|of which saturates||0.3 g|