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Irish Moss

Irish Moss - a sundried seaweed, available in 222g or 55g
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Irish moss – (also called Magic Moss) A binder, thickener and egg alternative - adds a touch of magic to smoothies, shakes and juices

An extremely versatile seaweed that contains a selection of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, protein and beta-carotene. Absolutely perfect in all of your favourite smoothies, shakes, juices, soups and salads. It is neutral in both taste and colour.

Product benefits

  • Contains 15 out of 18 essential minerals including calcium, iodine, sulphur and potassium, bromine, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, zinc, and pectin.
  • Contains vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F and K
  • Contains protein and beta-carotene
  • Contains taurine
  • Contains polysaccharides
  • Contains iodine
  • An ideal binder in smoothies, shakes, juices and soups
  • Extremely versatile

Suggested Use

Magic moss is the perfect binder for smoothies, shakes, juices and soups. It is also suitable for use as a gelling agent in raw cakes and tarts or as an ingredient in raw salads. Before use, rinse thoroughly and leave the magic moss to soak for up to 24 hours in lukewarm water. To prepare a gelling agent, simply place a little pre-soaked magic moss and a little water into your blender and blitz until smooth. Allow to set for around 1 hour. Both pre-soaked magic moss and magic moss gelling agent may be refrigerated for up to 3 weeks, providing the water is refreshed daily. Unopened magic moss enjoys a shelf life of 1 year. 

How to make Magic Moss Gel –

  1. Wash thoroughly, put 55g into a pot with 2 litres of water
  2. Heat for 1 hour and 45mins at 48 Celsius / 118 Fahrenheit
  3.  Strain and rinse with water thoroughly.
  4. Blend with 2 and a half cups of water on high speed
  5. Refrigerate the paste in an air tight container. Refrigerate until it becomes a gel like consistency. This keeps in the fridge for 3 weeks.

Origins

Magic moss is not really a moss at all, but rather a versatile variety of seaweed that grows mainly along the shores of the Atlantic in America and Europe. In Europe most magic moss comes from the Irish and French coasts, whilst in the United States, it comes exclusively from Massachusetts. Fresh magic moss is greenish-yellow to red in colour, boasts deep purple or purple-brown hues and feels soft and cartilaginous to the touch. Magic moss is also known as ‘Irish moss’ or ‘carrageen moss’- carrageen comes from the Irish word "carraigin", which translates as "little rock”.

Quantity and Dosage

Use 1 tablespoon of magic moss gel as a binder for 4 smoothies or add 1 to 2 tablespoons (4 to 8 grams) of dried magic moss (pre-soaked) to salads.

Facts

  • According to Irish folklore, magic moss (Chondrus Crispus) is a good luck charm that brings happiness, success, health and prosperity
  • Magic moss was once used as a filler for pillows and mattresses
  • Thanks to it’s vitamin K content, magic moss is commonly used in cosmetic applications
  • Food manufacturers also use magic moss as an emulsifier / binder in a range of food products including ice cream, smoothies and desserts
  • In the Caribbean, magic moss is considered an aphrodisiac and is an integral ingredient in a popular drink

Ingredients

100% Irish Moss

Summary

Packaging

Seeweed in a pack

Product type

Seaweed

Allergy information

Do not buy magic moss if you have an allergy to seaweed or algae. Always read the product information on the packaging carefully before choosing to eat magic moss.

Suggested Usage

Smoothies, shakes, juices, soups, raw cakes, pies and pastries, salads

Recommended dosage

1 -2 tablespoons daily (4 to 8 grams)

Known side effects

  • Consult your GP before deciding to order magic moss, especially if you suffer from low blood pressure or are taking any type of medication (particularly sympathomimetic - and anticoagulants), as magic moss may inhibit the affect of the medication and increase the risk of certain side effects.
  • Do not buy magic moss if you suffer (or have suffered) from stomach ulcers.
  • Magic moss may cause bleeding, hypotension, cramps, infections, diarrhoea, dizziness, light-headedness and fainting.
  • Do not purchase magic moss if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • As magic moss may suppress natural immunity, the seaweed is not suitable for children.

This product has not been audited or verified by monitoring regulatory authorities. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and / or disorders. Under UK law only a medical doctor may 'treat' illness and disease with a medical origin. The information in this web page is for information purposes only. 

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SKU FDD10370a
Recommended By Heather Pace

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  • variety of uses :)

    creuynni | 8/26/13

    As well as the uses listed above, it is excellent to use as a medicinally for stomach upsets, stomach cramps, food poisoning etc (e.g. as a warm infusion or gel) :)

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