Irish Sea moss is a small sea algae that ranges in color depending on maturity and growing conditions such as amount of sunlight. This sea algae is the authentic Irish Sea moss, which is wild harvested from cold Atlantic coastlines by local fishermen. Chondrus Crispus grows exclusively in the cold northern waters, unlike Caribbean sea moss. Similar to Caribbean sea moss, Chondrus releases a gelling agent when boiled that is commonly known as carrageenan. Traditional uses include “setting” desserts such as puddings and ice-cream. It is an excellent thickening agent in soups and broths. This algae is sought after as it is known to have an extensive list of healing properties.
How to Make Sea Moss Gel:
Step 1: Rinse your Sea Moss thoroughly, making sure to remove any excess salt or debris.
Step 2: Soak your desired amount of Sea Moss in a bowl with spring water for about 1-3 hours.
Step 3: Blend in a high speed blender with the same water used to soak the Sea Moss. (You may add more spring water)
Step 4: Enjoy your Sea Moss gel in smoothies, juices, or in a variety of other uses.
Step 5: Store Sea Moss gel in an air tight container, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.