The Original Horopito - Fragrant, Spicy and Naturally Wild.
A Sprinkle of Horopito
Horopito is an incredibly unique herb with a spicy, aromatic and earthy taste. A 'native food' that was embraced by the European settlers for its medicinal properties and alternative for nightshade allergies.
Horopito (Pseudowintera Colorata) is only found in New Zealand. The oldest flowering plant surviving 65 million years with a superb polygodial defense system. Horopito is loaded with antioxidants that has enabled it to evolve through climate change.
Uses for Horopito.
Horopito has fragrant warm compounds with a spicy flavour that lingers and can be used as an alternative to pepper or chilli. We sell to gourmet kitchens, bakers, butchers, breweries, high end restaurants, distilleries and supermarkets.
Products include; craft beers, hummus, specialty paleo breads, sausages, meat rubs,venison, sauces and even infused with gin. Commercial uses are in health supplements for humans such as candida, thrush and leaky gut.
Dean Fountain and Nathan Wallace grow and harvest NZ native horopito and kawakawa on private property at the base of Mt Ruapehu igniting world cuisine with their native herbs. Rhayne (named after Dean's daughter) is keen to have horopito on every dinner table over the coming years.
Try our Native Horopito, Makrut Lime Leaf and Porcini Mushroom.
We are simply about going back to the start and using as much natural products and native plants as we can to prevent instead of cure. We want you to respond to our products, not react!
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Its coming up to that time of year, where money is tight and expectations are high... well why not make some creams/ointments for your family/friends and work colleagues.
These will sit in the house for a while and be a reminder throughout the year, that you gifted a thoughtful and practical gift all under a tenner!
Here is some basic ideas... its a little messy, so suggest you do this when the kitchen is clear and dinner is over!
KOPAKOPA (PLANTAGO, PLANTAIN)
ARO - Kopakopa rau (leafs) and wai (water) are widely used for treating sunburns, stings, insect bites, rashes, burns, blisters, and cuts, also applied to swollen joints, sore muscles, sprains, sore feet sore throats, and mouth sores.
Kopakopa is a excellent wound healer.
ELEMENT PAPATŪĀNUKU (EARTH)
example what puts out fire over water is dirt (earth)
so for hot swelling (kopakopa poultice or paewhenua dock leaf) burns sun burn some eczema's (not medically proven - but we know it works for our guys)
So here goes....
100ml kopakopa oil
100ml kopakopa water
heat all ingredients genetly ( remembering if you over heat carrier oil's the medicinal properties will be lost)
heating genetly & separately
in a bowl add your water then put in your oil and with an electric blender on the lowest power setting, gently start to blend together then slowly pour your beeswax in to the mixture.
keep blending until you have a nice cream texture, some people blend slow & gently but we suggest blend fast once its a creamy consistency, it can take up to 20 minutes to blend some times more some times less - it varies on the temperature and quality of your equipment.
pour your cream in to a snap lock bag - just the cheap sandwich type bags
seal the bag up
cut the corner (piping bag effect)
pipe in to your jars and label keep in a cool place not directly in the sun (the heat and sun will expire your cream)
After 3 months if they have changed colour or changed scent - dispose and make some more for Easter!!!
change the Rau.. use kopakoa water & change the oil to another rau
(Tataramoa) or vice versa.
paewhenua water & kopakopa oil
manuka oil & kawakawa wai
Tanekaha water & Tohetake oil
kopakopa water & kawakawa oil
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Rhayne products are all Free of Sugar, Gluten, GMO, Dairy, Peanuts and have zero added Colourings or Preservatives.