Our Magic Moss brand is also known as Irish Moss, and most commonly carrageenan, its botanical name is Chondrus crispus. It's mainly been used as a thickener in cosmetic products - its not as well known for its healing and nutritive superfood qualities. Prepared into a food, it is neutral in taste and color. Create it into a paste for use as a thickener and binder in recipes (see instructions and recipes below). Because its so high in minerals, it preserves itself refrigerated for 3 weeks.
There are many nutritious vegetables that actually grow in the oceans around the world. As long as these special marine plants can reach sunlight for photosynthesis to occur, they are able to survive in the salt water conditions. Irish Moss is a sea moss which is a type of red algae containing a high percentage of carrageenan, which is a thickener used in food preparation as well as in beer brewing.
It's a regenerative superfood that's not a moss at all - its actually a highly mineralized seaweed! It's found along the rocky coast lines of the Atlantic Ocean, in Jamaica, and ours comes from Indonesia.
Old folklore history says that in Ireland it was taken on long journeys as a good luck charm, or placed under a rug to bring abundance or money into the home. It was also used for stuffing mattresses and feeding cows... and in the 19th century when Ireland went through a devastating famine, it was one of the main sources of food and nutrition. In the past years, its become very popular in the rawfood movement as an exciting culinary tool for its thickening and binding (and also creamy) texture - pure magic.
And according to Wikipedia, its said to "contain 15 of the 18 essential elements that make up the human body. This includes great amounts calcium, iodine, sulphur, and potassium as well as Vitamins A, D, E, F and K. This is why this most amazing seaweed is thought to be able to cure everything from bladder disorders, bronchitis, halitosis (bad breath), intestinal disorders and glandular problems to swollen joints, lung difficulties, thyroid conditions, tuberculosis, tumors, and ulcers. Recent studies have found that Irish moss does in fact have some great anti-viral properties and can help fight the Influenza B and mumps viruses".
It's also known to be affective in healing skin conditions, reducing wrinkles due to its vitamin K content, and its also said to help replenish the body after battling with illness due to it high mineral content which makes it highly alkaline.
Our test lab results show our magic moss brand to be high zinc and lysine - this combination is known to be affective for herpes.
Here's how to prepare it from its original whole form, into a workable paste:
1. put 50 grams (about a handful) of moss in a pot that holds 2 liters.
2. rinse very well under tap to remove debris, rinse well again with filtered water.
3. add 2 liters of filtered water,cover with lid,heat at 48°C/118°F for 1 hour & 45 min.
4. strain and rinse well under the tap in cold water, then filtered water.
5. place in blender, add 2 1/2 cups of water, blend till creamy smooth (about 1 min).
6. store paste in a glass, air tight container in fridge. Ready for use.
Keeps 3 weeks refrigerated
White coating, which is on moss is not mold, but salt residues.
|Nutritional Facts||ve 100 g / in 100 g|
|Energy||380 kJ/ 91 kcal|
|Weight including packaging||222 g|
|Country of Origin:||Indonésie|
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