NATURALLY DRIED SEAVEG
CERTIFIED ORGANIC by the IOA (Irish Organic Association)
Latin Name : Chondrus crispus.
This high quality, Certified Organic Irish Moss (Carageen moss) has been hand harvested from the pristine Atlantic waters off the Connemara coast in the west of Ireland.
The local specialists select only the freshest sea veg for drying naturally
NON SUN BLEACHED
Anthocyanins found in our Carrageen are antioxidants which give sea moss, blueberries, blackberries etc their dark hue. When sea moss loses its pigmentation turning gold, it is believed that it loses anthocyanin content. The purple aka non-sun bleached variety is championed as the most nutrient dense.
Irish moss is generally dark red-brown in colour but sunlight bleaches it to a white yellow colour as it dries.
This unbleached and natural ‘Carrageen’ name is said to originate from Carrigan Head, a cape near Northern Ireland, the title of which was inspired by the Irish word “carraigín,” which translates to “little rock” suiting this seaweed which grows in small tufts on the many rocks dotting the lower shore.
Irish Moss (Carrageen) is harvested commercially for its carrageenan - a sulphated polysaccharide molecule that is used in the food industry for gelling and thickening. It could well be in your ice cream, yogurt, frozen pizza or have been used for fining your beer or wine.
Carrageenans are widely used in the food industry, for their gelling, thickening, and stabilizing properties. As well as being used in dairy and meat products, Irish Moss is also added to the growing number of vegan and vegetarian diets.
Sustainably farmed from the pristine shores of the wild Irish coastline
Archaeologists estimate humans have been harvesting seaweed, like Chondrus crispus, for nearly 14,000 years. Evidence of red seaweed’s medicinal benefits in China can be traced back to 600 BC, and it was originally used as a food source around 400 BC on the British Isles.
Ingredients: 100% Certified Organic Carrageen Moss (Chrondus Crispus)
This Irish Moss has been hand harvested near Lettermullen, a beautiful windswept Island off the West Coast of Ireland. For generations, the family have been hand harvesting Kelp and Seaweed off the Connemara Coast.
The mission is to provide hand harvested, sustainable, kelp and seaweed products for human consumption through health supplements and edible products. Having a positive impact on their community and environment is at the core of all that they do.
- Traditionally used to help relieve sore throats, colds and coughs
- A fantastic source of protein, consisting of 11-18%
- Contains vitamins C, A and B12, as well as potassium, calcium and iron
To use this product, simply add 1-2 teaspoons of Irish Moss to a cup of hot water and let steep for 5-10 minutes. You can also add other herbs or spices to enhanse the flavour.
Irish Moss can also be used to make a gel that can be added to smoothies, soups, or other dishes.
To make the gel, first rinse Irish Moss thoroughly, then soak it in water for several hours until it has expanded and softened. Next, drain off the excess water and blend Irish Moss with fresh water until it forms a smooth gel. Store the gel in the refrigerator and use it as needed.
Carrageen is widely used in many food products due to its emulsifying and gelling properties. It can also be used to thicken foods and is used in many desserts as it produces a colourless jelly-like consistency.
Carrageen can be used for puddings, panna cottas, mousses as well as being the vegetarian answer to gelatine.
The pre-soaked carrageen can be boiled in water or milk and strained, before adding honey and ginger as a home remedy for sore throats and chest congestion.
Carrageen Moss is high in protein and minerals and is a natural thickener, often used as a vegan alternative to Gelatine
- Phylum : Rhodophyta
- Class : Florideophyceae
- Order : Gigartinales
- Family : Gigartinaceae
- Genus : Chondrus
- Species : Chondrus crispus (Stackhouse)
Common Names : Carrageen Moss, Carrageen, Carragheen, Irish Moss, Jelly Moss
Irish – Carraigín – Little rock
Gluten-free, Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, No Preservatives
Keep in a cool and dry place out of direct sunlight.
(You can find many variations online, some may suit more than these suggestions)
Cough and Cold Remedy
The Red Seaweed of Chondrus crispus and have been used for Centuries in Ireland to relieve sore throats, coughs and colds.
- 25g of Carrageen / Irish Moss
- 600ml (1 pint) of water
- Lemon, sugar, honey – to taste
- · Soak 25g of Carrageen / Irish Moss in a bowl of cold water for 15 mins
- · Place the soaked Carrageen / Irish Moss in a pan with 600ml (1 pint) of water
- · Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins – the Carrageen / Irish Moss should break up into little pieces and the liquid thickens
- · Strain the liquid through a sieve, making sure you get all the liquid through the sieve with the spoon
- · Add Sugar, lemon, honey to taste
- · Allow to cool and decant into a resealable jar/container
- · This will keep in the fridge for around 1 week
- · Other flavours such as ginger, vanilla essence can be added
Basic Carrageen / Irish Moss Jelly
The basic Carrageen / Irish Moss Jelly will also contain the goodness and can be made into delicious desserts.
Most Carrageen / Irish Moss dessert recipes have this basic recipe behind them.
- · 20g of Carrageen / Irish Moss
- · 900 ml (1.5 pint) of milk –or any non-dairy alternative that heats without curdling.
- · 3 tablespoons of sugar
- · Soak the Carrageen / Irish Moss in a bowl of cold water for around 30 minutes
- · Put milk and soaked carrageen / Irish Moss into a pan
- · Heat for 30 mins trying not to boil as this could take away nutrients. Stir from time to time to make sure the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan
- · The Carrageen / Irish Moss will become “gloopy” – gelatinous
- · It will also coat the back of the wooden spoon
- · Strain through sieve into a mixing bowl, pressing the mixture through the sieve. Discard the contents of the sieve (this can go into the compost bin)
- · Add the sugar to taste and decant into bowls to set
- · Add flavours like cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
The purpose of this product description is solely to provide information. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice from a qualified doctor, and it should not be used as a substitute for medication or therapy.
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