Organic Irish Carragheen (Chondrus crispus) certified Organic by Organic Trust Ltd is harvested along the west coast of Ireland, (Co. Donegal, Co. Galway), carefully monitored and immediately processed fresh or gently dried. All packages show the date and place of harvesting and full analysis. An example recipe is included on the packet.That the seaweed is only sourced on clean shores.
That within a few hours it will be processed.
That the harvesters have the maximum respect for the marine environment.
That the packet of seaweed you buy is safe and healthy.
That the Labels are conforming.
That there is no possible contamination throughout the whole process .
That the processing and packaging Company is Registered with the Health Board.
The best and cleanest in the world!
Well known in the Irish tradition as an ingredient to thicken puddings and soups. Traditionally, a hot drink from Carragheen would have been prepared to give a boost during the cold Irish winters. It's also very well known as an ingredient in syrups under the name of Irish Moss.
Carragheen is totally exempt of any fishy taste, and is recommended in all recipes where a thickening action is required (puddings, gravy, etc)
Why Organic Certified Seaweed?
To be certified as organic Seaweed has to be harvested and processed conforming to EU Regulations 834/2007 Reg 710/2009 (part of Reg 889/2008).
The Certification Body will guarantee the following
Algaran also guarantees with full documentation that their seaweed
Is Irish and Local.
It doesn't contain Heavy Metals (index of contamination).
Its processing temperatures never exceed 30 d.C.
It has been freshly harvested (date of harvest appears on the label).
REMEMBER! Non Organic Certified Seaweed ... might be polluted!
Typical Analysis of Carragheen seaweed - Chondrus crispus
Vitamin C 10-30 ppm
Vitamin B12 0.6-4 ppm
Calcium 0.9-1.3 ppm
Iodine 200-300 ppm
Iron 170-210 ppm
Manganese 2-28 ppm
Potassium 3.4 ppm
Suitable for Vegetarians
Dried seaweed Chondrus crispus