Bulk Irish Moss Powder, Wild Crafted

Chondracanthus chamissoi
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[ 430 ]Chondracanthus chamissoi

Irish Moss Powder, Wild Crafted

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Irish moss, also called carrageen, is a red seaweed found along the shores of the Atlantic that is used in the food industry as a natural thickening agent and stabilizer, especially in dairy products.

Powdered Irish moss is used as a clarifying agent by home beer brewers to induce protein coagulation, or "cold break," in order to attract and bind solids so they can be more readily filtered from the finished product.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound2
active compoundsPolysaccharides, Iodine, Amino Acids, Bromine.
plant part usedwhole herb

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a tightly-sealed container away from direct light, heat and moisture.
appearance & aromaFine powder without significant aroma.


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cosmeticUse in skin and hair softening products.
culinaryUse as a thickening agents for gelatin, puddings and other foods.
industrialIrish moss (carrageenan) is known in the food industry as E407 and is used as a thickener and stabilizer.

flavor profile

cut & sifted
irish moss

Not particularly palatable by itself.

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irish moss

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what else you should know

cut & sifted
irish moss

Irish moss is a type of red algae that is harvested from the Atlantic coastlines of Ireland, Britain, Scotland and Canada. In Scotland and Ireland, where it is boiled in sweetened milk flavored with cinnamon and brandy to make a kind of pudding, the seaweed is known as carraigín. Elsewhere, Irish moss is commonly referred to as carrageenan.

Boiling powdered Irish moss in water results in a gelatinous substance that can be used in moisturizing treatments for the skin and hair. This jelly-like material can also be incorporated into facial masks, soaps and other bath products.

Why is it called Irish Moss if it’s not Chondrus crispus?

Irish Moss is a common name recognized and associated with red seaweeds (Rhodophyceae) that include Chondracanthus chamissoi (formerly known as Gigartina chamissoi).

Chondracanthus chamissoi, a Rhodophyta from the same Gigartineacea family as Chondrus crispus and other Gigartina species, contains the same carrageenan types as other Gigartina species.

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