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Irish Moss (Chondrus Crispus) is a "red" sea vegetable that grows in the intertidal zone on both sides of the North Atlantic. It is short and bushy, and often found in thick carpets on rocky shores. The Irish Moss is harvested in the Gulf of Maine and is not bleached. Irish Moss can express itself in a variety of colors despite its classification as a red seaweed.
Irish Moss was once the primary source of Carrageenan (also called carrageen). Carrageenan is a vegetarian alternative to gelatin, used as a colloidal thickening agent in many foods and cosmetics. Irish Moss Powder can be used in the home kitchen to thicken puddings, custards, or soups. The rise of craft brewing has also brought back the historic use of Irish Moss as a beer clarifier, as it naturally accelerates protein coagulation; eliminating the need for post-boil filtration.
Irish Moss and carrageenan have a long history of medicinal use for respiratory and digestive ailments. Like other seaweed-derived gels, carrageenan is soothing and nourishing to the skin, making it a valued ingredient for homemade beauty and skincare products. Like most sea vegetables, Irish Moss is rich in minerals, vitamins, fiber, and bioactive compounds.
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The sea moss was of great quality and the service from NY Spice Shop was excellent
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The packaging was great, very professional and I will recommend your company to all who will listen.
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