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Irish Moss

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Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) is a species of red seaweed that grows in abundance in the reef areas of the Atlantic coast of Ireland, America and parts of the Pacific Ocean. It gets its name from where it is most abundant, in the seas around Ireland. There is also a great tradition of its use in folk medicine.

Fresh Irish moss is soft and varied in colour. It is characterised by its high content of substances that form a gel when soaked in water. These are called carrageenans (also called carrageenans) and are actually large molecules that bind water to themselves.

Today, Irish moss is popular in the health food industry as an excellent source of nutrients and in vegan cooking as a great helper.

Irish moss is popular because of its ability to form a gel (it's actually a vegan version of gelatin). This healthy vegetable jelly can be used in ice cream, drinks, desserts and other dishes as a thickener or binder. It is also used in cosmetics - added to body lotions, for example.

Our Irish moss, belonging to the subspecies Kappaphycus alvarezii, is collected from natural sources and can therefore be described as 'wild harvested'.


hOW TO use

  • Rinse a handful or so of seaweed well - several times - until it is completely free of salt.
  • Then soak them in warm water and leave them to soak for about 2 hours.
  • Drain and blend in a high-speed blender with about 750 ml of water to a smooth gelatinous paste.
  • Use the algae as a binder or thickener in dishes according to your imagination.
  • Irish moss can be used whole without blending in salads or other dishes.
  • Store in the refrigerator in a sealed glass container for up to 3 weeks.

* The white coating that appears on the moss is not mould, but salt residue.

Recommended dosage: 1-2 tablespoons (4-8 mg) of Irish moss gel daily.

More about carrageenans

Carrageenans are substances with interesting properties. They are also associated with several myths and inaccuracies. For example, they are often confused with collagen. It is therefore worthwhile to dwell on them.

The specificity of carrageenans is that they pass through the human digestive tract without change. They are not degraded either by digestive juices or by intestinal microflora. Their large molecule is not absorbed into the body from the intestine and thus leaves the body unchanged.

Carrageenan thus induces a feeling of satiety and may slow down the absorption of fats from the intestine into the body. This is why it is also included in some weight loss products.

Does Irish moss contain collagen?

You can read in some articles on the internet that Irish moss contains collagen. This is not the case, if you want to know more about it, read our article. Collagen is a pure animal protein.

Do carrageenans carry any risks?

From time to time, news about the harmfulness of carrageenans runs through the public. We are often asked if our Irish moss contains it.

The truth is that all species of Chondrus crispus, the Irish moss, naturally contain carrageenan. In fact, it is the very substance that has the gelling propertyNosti.

The notion that carrageenan is harmful is very simplistic and inaccurate. If only because there are basically three types of carrageenan that occur naturally in red algae. The species Chondrus crispus is characterised by its content of those two types, and we have confirmed its safety from many studies.

It is therefore not advisable to confuse the effects of these two safe types of carrageenan with a third type (which may cause problems in some cases), or even with cleaved carrageenan, which is commonly used in scientific studies on the anti-inflammatory effects of drugs.



Further information

Ingredients

100 % Irish moss(Chondrus crispus)

Nutritional valuesper 100 g
Energy value380 kJ/ 91 kcal
Fats0 g
Carbohydrates5,5 g
of which sugars0 g
Fibre1,8 g
Protein3,6 g
Salt**0,3 g

**Naturally occurring sodium

Warning

Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark and dry place. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Not a substitute for a varied diet. Not intended for children under 3 years of age, pregnant and lactating women.

Storage

Store at room temperature. Always close the container tightly after use.

Data sheet

Weight including packaging222 g
Form:Weed
Quantity222 g
Country of Origin:Indonésie
Raw:Yes
Vegan:Yes
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Maria Brožová 16. August 2020

Dobrý den,
je Váš irský mech sušený?
Děkuji,
Maria

Ing. Petra Vašková odpověděl:

product specialist, holistic nutrition consultant

Dobrý den, paní Brožová,

irský mech je konzervován pouze mořskou solí, není sušený.

V případě dalších dotazů jsem k dispozici na 732 690 885 nebo petra.v@vitalvibe.cz.
S přáním pěkného dne,
Petra

Maria 15. October 2017

Dobrý den, je tento sušený irský mech raw? Jaký je rozdíl ve vlastnostech (kolagen....síla působení, čistota) mezi sušeným a čerstvým, který je také na trhu? Mohu si to představit tak, že po namočení je i ten sušený naprosto stejný jako čeerstvý nebo ztrácí na účinku? A poslední otázka: je rozdíl v kvalitě i.m. z Indonézie a z Atlantického oceánu u pobřeží Evropy? Děkuji za zodpvězení předem, Maria

Michaela Ptáčková odpověděl:

Krásný den, Mario,



ano, mech je sušený přirozeně na sluníčku. Nikdo z nás s čerstvým mechem nepracoval, proto nemohu poskytnout srovnání, stejně tak ohledně země původu. Tento sušený po namočení nabobtná a změkne, stačí ho pak pouze propláchnout a rozmixovat s vodou na gel. Na účinku rozhodně neztrácí. Nejlépe vyzkoušet a udělat si vlastní názor, já s ním pracuji ráda, přidávám ho do dezertů a semínkových nebo ořechových pomazánek.
(Ještě bych pro úplnost ráda podotkla, že irský mech neobsahuje kolagen, nýbrž karagen.)
Věřím, že budete spokojena.



S pozdravem Michaela

Barbora 30. May 2017

Hezký den,
existuje prosím nějaké doporučené dávkování či poměr mechu a vody, jako je tomu třeba u agaru - kolik dát mechu například na 500 ml vody, aby gel měl tu "správnou" konzistenci.
Předem děkuji za případnou odpověď.

Eva Dudíková odpověděl:

Dobrý den Barboro,

poměr vody a mechu není nijak určen. Většinou ho zalévám až po okraj nádoby, ve které ho máčím.
Odeberte si tolik suchého mechu, kolik ho chcete v receptu použít. Mech hodně nabude, takže stačí třeba hrst mechu proprat ve vlažné vodě, pak mech namočte do vlažné vody (zalijte vodou až po okraj nádoby) a nechte ho namočený cca 2 hodiny. Během této doby namáčecí vodu párkrát vyměňte a mech znovu properte. Takto připravený mech (bez namáčecí vody) už můžete použít do dezertů, raw chlebů, smoothie, raw sýrů, pudinků atp. Dá se využít třeba tam, kde byste jinak dala psyllium nebo želatinu. Když mechu namočíte víc, než právě spotřebujete, vydrží Vám bez problémů 5 dní v lednici.
S pozdravem
Eva

Jakub Vašíček 20. October 2015

Dobrý den, nemáte náhodou Irský mech i ve větším balení např. 0,5kg?

Michaela Ptáčková odpověděl:

Krásný den, Jakube, zatím nemáme. Pro individuální poptávky v rámci velkoobchodní spolupráce kontaktujte prosím mého kolegu Lukáše na velkoobchod@vitalvibe.cz.

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