Cook fully vegetarian and replace the egg with algae gel, make delicious and healthy gummies or boost your health! How is all this possible? Sounds unbelievable, but it’s all made possible by a powerful alga – Irish Moss. Let’s take a closer look at what it is and how to use this fascinating seaweed!
What is Irish Moss?
Irish Moss (Chondrus Crispus) or Sea Moss is a sweet and salty red seaweed known as carrageenan, which grows on the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean and is also known as a superfood. It’s a truly versatile alga with an impressive nutritional profile, rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins C and B12, antioxidants and antiviral compounds. Irish moss is also considered to be one of the best sources of plant omega-3 fatty acids.
From algae to delicious dishes
Irish Moss is a truly versatile plant full of surprises, perfect as an egg substitute in baked goods, as a solidifying ingredient in gummies or other sweets, or to add texture and an exciting flavour to a variety of savoury dishes. In addition, nutrient-rich seaweed leaves will enrich your dish with beneficial vitamins and minerals, making it even more nutritious.
How to prepare the gel?
The most versatile is the gel made from Irish moss – it can be used as a face mask, mixed into smoothies, to thicken desserts or applied to problem areas for various skin conditions. To prepare the gel, you need to: place about 20 g of seaweed leaves in water for 12-48 hours to soak. Then strain the water and place the leaves in a blender. Add ¾ cup of clean water and process until a uniform texture is achieved. Store the algae gel in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use as needed. The gel will keep for up to 1 month in the refrigerator.
RECIPE: Chocolate pudding with Irish Moss that melts in the mouth
If you are a sweet tooth but would like to have healthier sweets, try this fully vegetarian chocolate pudding that melts in your mouth, to which Irish Moss adds a pleasant pudding texture!
For the pudding you need:
- ¾ cup of gel made of Irish Moss
- ¼ cup of cashews
- 5 soft seedless dates
- 3 tablespoons raw cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1 ½ cup of almond milk (unsweetened)
- Food processor or blender
To prepare, do the following:
Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend the mixture until smooth. PS! First, add ½ cup of almond milk and then gradually add more until you get a pleasant texture. Serve immediately or refrigerate for some time allow the pudding to solidify.
What are the benefits of algae?
Irish sea moss can have a calming effect on the irritated gut and provide effective support for many other health problems, as well as a prophylactic effect.
Irish Moss can help with:
- digestive problems such as gastritis, nausea, heartburn, vomiting;
- elimination of toxins from the body;
- high iodine levels, also in case of hypothyroidism and iodine deficiency;
- weight problems – reduces appetite and makes you feel full;
- tiredness or exhaustion.
- cancer prevention;
- blood sugar imbalance.
- relieving skin problems such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis;
- prevention of premature ageing and wrinkles;
- relieving a cough, a runny nose and a sore throat.
Would you like to try it now? Place your order in the Centralsun e-shop!
Irish Moss awaits you in the Centralsun algae selection. Irish Moss is 100% natural, gluten-free and vegan. Also, no synthetic additives have been added to the product or other unnecessary substances, only pure dried algae.
Get your Irish Moss HERE.