Upaya Naturals: Raw Irish Moss (Sea Moss) 8oz – Wild Harvested, Sun Dried, Raw

Raw Irish Moss (Sea Moss) 8oz – Wild Harvested, Sun Dried, Raw: $24.99

What Gelatin is to “Jell-O”, Raw Irish Moss is to Pudding, Cream Pie, Meringue, Whipped Cream, Salad Dressing, Smoothies, Sauces, anything you could want a stable-liquid form for! While gelatin is an animal-derived protein, Irish Moss contains a polysaccharide (a natural form of sugar) which, when thoroughly blended, also disperses throughout a liquid to create a semi-solid structure. In fact, the carageenan found in Irish Moss is used by the mainstream food industry to make jellies, ice creams, dressings and other foods! In addition to its functional benefits, Raw Irish Moss is an excellent source of minerals.

Our Raw Irish Sea Moss is wild harvested from the ocean and naturally sun-dried. Our batches of Irish sea moss vary in color from light brown to a more translucent clear colour depending on the moisture level in the Irish sea moss. Since our Irish Sea Moss is wild harvested, it contains natural salt on its surface, bits of mesh (from the nets used to harvest it) and sand which is removed by hand before packaging it. We recommend cleaning it further by soaking and rinsing it a few times to remove any residual salt, sand or mesh. Although the irish sea moss contains salt, once soaked and rinsed it has little to no taste and is not salty at all.

Dry Irish Sea Moss should always be stored in a dark cool place, it does not need to be sealed in the pouch bag since the natural salt acts as a natural preservative. Never store dry Moss in the fridge, it is too moist and the salt crystals will not be able to protect the moss. You may keep your moss for good over a year.

Soaked hydrated Moss should be stored in the fridge. Use a clean glass jar or bowl and change the water every day and it will keep fresh up to 2 weeks, but will loose with time a little of its gelling property.

Irish Sea Moss Paste ,which is made by blending the irish moss with water, will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Make sure that you use a clean glass jar with a lid and always use a clean spoon when scooping it out. The paste can also be frozen into an ice cube tray. We find this the most convenient way to use it. When it is completely frozen, put them in resealable freezer bag to prevent them from being freezer burned. It is very convenient to have the portion size moss ready on hand when needed.

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