Irish moss (Chondrus crispus) is a nutrient-rich, ant-inflammatory ingredient in food and DIY skincare items. It’s also a vegan, gluten-free, corn-free alternative to thickening agents like gelatin, flour and corn starch. Use it to thicken soup, stew, chowder, gravy, salad dressing, casseroles, pudding, pie, jelly and jam. Nutritionally, it's rich in:
- vitamin A
Irish Moss has been revered for centuries for its gelling properties. To create 'Blancmange', Irish moss can be boiled with sugar and milk, then cooled to form a pudding. The carageenan agent is released during the boiling process and is used world wide in ice cream, toothpaste, instant puddings, jams and jellies. Breweries use it in large quantities to clarify certain beer styles.