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Irish Moss

Fresh Irish Moss

Chondrus crispus

OCIA Certified Organic and a Raw Food

Irish Moss is a “red” sea vegetable that grows in the intertidal zone on both sides of the North Atlantic. It is short and bushy, and often found in thick carpets on rocky shores. Our Irish Moss powder and coarse granules are harvested in the Gulf of Maine, and are not bleached.

In Ireland, this sea plant is traditionally boiled with milk and sugar to release the gelling agent contained in the fronds (carrageenan), then cooled to form a pudding, sometimes called "Blancmange." The carrageenan (also called carrageen) extracted from Irish moss is used worldwide as a colloidal thickening agent in many foods and cosmetics. If you eat ice cream, you have probably already eaten this Irish moss extract.

Irish Moss and carrageenan have a long history of medicinal use for respiratory and digestive ailments. Like other gels from seaweed, carrageenan is soothing and nourishing to the skin. And like most sea vegetables, Irish Moss is rich in minerals, vitamins, fiber, and bioactive compounds, such as carrageenan.

As with all of our products, Irish Moss is certified organic, sustainably harvested, and samples are tested for heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides, petroleum residues, radioactivity, and microbiological concerns. See our Testing and Purity page.

Nutritional charts

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Irish Moss Flakes by the pound

Irish Moss Flakes by the pound


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Irish Moss Flakes - 6 oz

Irish Moss Flakes - 6 oz


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Irish Moss Powder by the pound

Irish Moss Powder by the pound


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