WHAT IS SEA MOSS?
Our Sea Moss is the Eucheuma Cottonii, a red edible seaweed. It is mineral-rich, with some vitamins, high in antioxidants, and low in calories. It is interchangeably referred to as Sea Bird’s Nest and Irish Moss in some parts of the world where it has been used culturally and historically for those who believe in its health benefits. Well known for its carrageenan, Sea Moss is used as a food emulsifier and stabilizing agent, commonly added to:
- ice cream
- nut and soy milk
ARE THERE ANY OTHER USES FOR SEA MOSS?
It is commonly used to make soap, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and even as a face mask
HOW DO I PREPARE SEA MOSS?
It is easy to make a gel if you follow these directions:
- Rinse a small portion of Sea Moss and soak in water with the juice of a lime or lemon for 4 to 24 hours.
- Remove from the water and rinse. Blend your expanded and now slippery sea moss for a few minutes until smooth and gel-like, adding a little spring water to dilute as necessary
- Pour into a glass jar, cover, and refrigerate for use up to 2 weeks
Sea Moss Fruit Smoothie
1 tbsp Sea Moss Gel
1 ripe Banana
1/4 cup pineapple
2 slices Watermelon
2 slices of papaya
2 tbsp pomegranate juice
1/4 cup Agave or coconut nectar (optional)
5 cubes of ice
Blend all the ingredients for about 3 minutes on high speed. Use more or less sweetener to taste and a little water to dilute if necessary.
HOW MUCH SEA MOSS SHOULD I USE?
1- 2 Tablespoons may be a good start. It is advisable that you check with a professional health expert or your physician before consuming Sea Moss.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIVES IN YOUR SEA MOSS?
No. There are no added preservatives.
DO I NEED TO CLEAN THE SEA MOSS?
Yes. Sea Moss is a marine plant so you will naturally find some sea salt which helps to preserve it. We try our best to deliver clean sea moss, but you may occasionally find sand or other elements from the sea which may have become entangled in our Sea Moss. This is why we advise that you thoroughly rinse before soaking.
HOW LONG CAN I STORE DRIED SEA MOSS?
It can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to two years.
HOW DO YOU PACKAGE YOUR SEA MOSS?
We try as much as possible to use 100% compostable and oxo-degradable stand-up pouches and material that are plant-based.
Our bags are made from Raffia Palms which are abundant in Madagascar. Harvesting the palm leaves do no harm to the trees or the environment. The palms are stripped and the fibers are sun dried to a natural color. These strong, pliable fibers are hand woven into some of the most beautiful creations, like bags, hats and baskets, mostly by women artisans in remote villages. The natural raffia is colored with vegetable dyes to add to the beauty of the products.
Statements made on our website about the benefits of Sea Moss or any other food products have not been evaluated by the FDA, and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.