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Carrageen

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Our Carrageen moss, or Irish moss as it is also known, is hand harvested from the pristine Atlantic waters off the Connemara coast. It is dark red-brown in colour but sunlight bleaches it to a white yellow colour as it dries. ‘Carrageen’ is derived from the Irish word for a little rock, suiting this seaweed which grows in small tufts on the many rocks dotting the lower shore.

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Our Carrageen moss, or Irish moss as it is also known, is hand harvested from the pristine Atlantic waters off the Connemara coast. It is dark red-brown in colour but sunlight bleaches it to a white yellow colour as it dries. ‘Carrageen’ is derived from the Irish word for a little rock, suiting this seaweed which grows in small tufts on the many rocks dotting the lower shore.

Locally Harvested

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December 10, 2019

Great quality! locally harvested from cleanest of water. Such a great idea! Congratulations on seeing the possibility the local seaweed crop had to offer . Best of luck with the business!!

John McDonagh

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Additional information

Weight 0.04 kg

Benefits

This delicate sea plant has had a steadfast place in Irish homes and kitchens for many generations. It is still used to relieve sore throats, colds and coughs as it has both antiviral and expectorant properties. 

Carrageen moss packs a punch with its nutritional capacity. It is a fantastic source of protein, consisting of 11-18%, contains vitamins C, A and B12, as well as potassium, calcium and iron. Its high levels of iodine assist in regulating metabolism through the thyroid gland, and thus can be used to aid weight loss or gain as well as increasing energy levels. Healthy thyroid function is also essential for children’s growth and brain development. Recent research found that magnesium, which is contained in carrageen, can also inhibit the process that leads to high blood pressure.

Ingredients

Ingredients: 100% Carrageen Moss (Chrondus Crispus)

Weight: 40g

Directions for Use: Carrageen is widely used in many food products due to its emulsifying and gelling properties. It can also be used to thicken foods and is used in many desserts as it produces a colourless jelly-like consistency. Carrageen can be used for puddings, panna cottas, mousses as well as being the vegetarian answer to gelatine.

The pre-soaked carrageen can be boiled in water or milk and strained, before adding honey and ginger as a home remedy for sore throats and chest congestion.