Irish Moss Seaweed Whole Plant 50g


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Irish Moss Seaweed is not a moss but a type of red seaweed from the Atlantic Ocean that's been used for centuries to set puddings, reduce inflammation and strengthen malnourished individuals. It contains high levels (55 %+) of carrageenan, a natural jelly present in red seaweeds. Recently, Irish Moss has been enjoying a revival as an ingredient in raw desserts- the whole re-hydrated plant is pureed to produce agel used to give texture to a variety of food. The true Irish Moss - Chrondrus crispus - comes from the Atlantic coastline; ours is harvested by hand from the wild in Ireland - where it is abundant - and it is dried naturally to preserve all its goodness. Other plants have similar gelatinous abilities but they are not Irish Moss although they are falsely named the same. Irish Moss contains many beneficial nutrients; in particular, sulphur, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium and folate and a favourable omega3/6 ratio. Please note that the values in the table are for general reference only as they will vary according to season, harvesting location and drying process. Simmered broth made with Irish Moss has been used for centuries as a building food, nourishing people with illness, fatigue and physical injuries. It has been used as a respiratory tonic, to soothe the digestive tract and skin and strengthen connective tissue and joints. The seaweed is also 'time released' carb that provides a feeling of fullness.