Cut Dried Irish Moss (Carrageen) Irish moss is a type of seaweed and can be used to add nutrients to fruit smoothies, nut milks and ice creams, it’s used as a thickening and gelling agent to make vegan cheesecakes, mouses and other desserts .
It is a naturally occurring source of iodine and carrageen and it is rich in vitamins, minerals, particularly potassium chloride.
The late great Dr Sebi spoke on several occasions about the health benefits of sea moss due to the 80+ nutrients found within it.
Here’s a quick video I made on how to make a gel from the dried moss, that makes it easier to combine in other recipes.
How To Make Irish Moss Gel
1. Soak the dry moss in plenty of water for 4-24hrs then rinse 3-4 times
2. Then drain and boil in twice as much water for 5 mins and then simmer for 10mins (so if you have 2 cups of soaked moss boil it in 4 cups of water).
3. Once cooled, blend everything in the pan into a thick smooth liquid.
4. Pour into a glass jar and once cooled in the fridge you’ll have a thick Irish moss gel.
5. You can blend this gel with coconut milk, linseed (flaxseed), mixed spice, banana (plus a sweetener like honey or maple syrup) into a yummy smoothie.
Note: Irish moss/Carrageen is not to be confused with Carrageenan. Carrageenan is an extract taken from Irish moss and used in processed food – this extract is heated and processed with other chemicals. Therefore, the nutritional properties are damaged and this becomes a different substance from pure Irish Moss (Carrageen).
Listen to the late great Dr Sebi himself, briefly explain the benefits of Irish Moss (called sea moss) below