Where to find Irish moss seaweed powder
Atlantic Irish Sea Moss, scientifically called Chondrus crispus, is a red algae harvested at the inter-tidal zones. Mostly found in the North Atlantic. We have a deep tradition with using this seaweed and goes back many generations. Wild harvested Irish moss is very popular on the Aran Islands. It has been used in our kitchens for hot drinks and for medicinal healing purposes. Do not mix Sea moss from Irish Sea Moss, they are different seaweeds as Chondrus crispus only grows in cold waters of the north Atlantic.
Why is Irish moss powder good for you?
Irish sea moss is packed full of good nutrients and has always been a popular superfood alongside the likes of land vegetables such as kale and blueberries. It has high levels of potassium that helps keep your heart in good shape, it contains zinc that aids to keep a healthy immune system and even our digestive system too. It a good source for minerals such as B-complex vitamins and contains natural iodine. Reports suggest that iodine deficiency in the western world is a growing concern.
What does it taste like and how do I use Irish moss in my kitchen?
Irish sea moss has a strong salty taste from the ocean. To minimise or disguise the salty taste, the power can be added to smoothies, soups and potatoes for example. Used in Ireland for centuries in hot drinks to help unblock a chesty cough and to fight the common cold. Commercially, Irish moss has been used to thicken food such as chocolate, yoghurts and even in ice creams.
May contain traces of crustaceans and molluscs
We recommend storing in a cool dry place and away from natural or direct sunlight. Our packaging is food grade, air tight and has a resealable pouch to ensure that all the flavour is kept.