• June 8, 2022

Irish Sea Moss – A plant Based Collagen

Irish sea moss is also known as Chondrus Crispus. It is part of an algae species called red that thrives all along the Atlantic coastline of Europe. It is found most often on the Irish coast. Its color ranges from green to yellow or red, and sometimes even purple. Carrageenan is a polysaccharide that makes up approximately 55% of its dry weight. 

It contains protein, and minerals matter, and is abundant in sulfur and iron. It has a mild sea-like smell when it is it is softened in water. Due to its polysaccharide contents, it is an emulsion when it is cooked and has a concentration of up to 20-100 times the weight of water. Irish moss is consumed raw or in a fresh form, however, it is typically preserved by sun-drying and produces a yellow-colored color and a transparent consistency. You can order the world’s first collagen peptides online.

It was taken by hand in small vessels for many centuries. It was also one of the crops that saved people from hunger. Its uses of it in Ireland were documented in 1810. It was utilized to treat colds and as a treatment for pneumonia and tuberculosis. 

Irish moss is a great choice for those who follow any kind of plant-based diet. However, it's especially helpful for vegans as it's rich in Taurine which is made from sulfurs that are rich in amino acids. Instead of gelatin, which is made from collagen found in the bones of animals, it is better to use a sea plant to make vegan food items such as marshmallows. The carrageenan contained in the moss can be used to make thicker the texture of many vegan dishes.

Grace Manessis

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