Irish Moss (also called Carrageen or sea moss) is primarily used as a vegan alternative to gelatin, a thickener for soups, stews and sauces and to make tea with to act as a cough medicine, or even used in smoothies.
It can also be applied on the skin to soothe burns, moisturise and it is known to prevent acne and eczema.
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Irish Moss is virtually tasteless as it is air dried and sun bleached, but has a mildly sweet odour.
To create a jelly, boil a small handful of leaves for 20-30 minutes in 1 litre of water. Most of the seaweed will dissolve. Push the rest through a sieve and scrape the gelatinous parts that have come through the sieve. Only when you let it cool down will it become thick.
To make tea with, follow above instructions and add a tea bag of your favourite tea. Alternatively, simply add cloves, cinnamon, star anise and/or some honey to help against a chesty cough.
For soups, stews and sauces, simply add a handful of Irish Moss whilst cooking.
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