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OVERVIEW:

The human body is made up of 102 minerals and Irish Moss contains

92 of them making this tough and stringy seaweed a remarkable gift from the sea. Not a moss at all but a variety of red seaweed or marine algae, this curly red, purple, or yellow-green plant is found clinging to submerged rocks in tidal pools along the northern Atlantic. Because it was protein and nutrient dense, it was used as “poverty food” during the famous Irish Potato Famine of 1846 – 1848 and kept the Irish from starvation.


Red Moss has a salty bite and has been used for centuries as a vegetable and seasoning for soups and stews. Its flakes can be sprinkled directly onto foods. Irish moss becomes jelly-like when boiled in liquids, in turn, it is harvested to make carrageenan, a thickening agent, stabilizer and lubricant in the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. This superfood is a naturally occurring source of iodine exceptionally rich in antioxidants and holds anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.

 

LATIN: 

Chondrus crispus

ORIGIN:

Canada

CULTIVATION:

Organic

PARTS USED:

Entire Plant / Cut & Sifted

CATEGORY:

Culinary and Medicinal Herb

TISANE "HERBAL" TEA BREW TIMES:

Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.

WHAT'S COOKING:

Carrageen Moss Pudding with Raspberry Compote

Chocolate Espresso Irish Moss Pudding

Seaweed Fruit Jello

Seaweed Soup with Dried Pollack

Seaweed Tapenade

Seaweed, Irish Moss

SKU: 1234
$10.00Price
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  • Specific: Seaweeds contain naturally high levels of iodine. This product is harvested from the sea. May contain occasional shell fragments. Consumption of this product may cause a serious or life-threatening reaction in persons with allergies to fish or shellfish.


    General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.

     

    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.