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Raw Irish Moss (Sea Moss) 8oz - Wild Harvested, Raw

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What Gelatin is to "Jell-O", Raw Irish Moss is to Pudding, Cream Pie, Meringue, Whipped Cream, Salad Dressing, Smoothies, Sauces, anything you could want a stable-liquid form for! While gelatin is an animal-derived protein, Irish Moss contains a polysaccharide (a natural form of sugar) which, when thoroughly blended, also disperses throughout a liquid to create a semi-solid structure. In fact, the carageenan found in Irish Moss is used by the mainstream food industry to make jellies, ice creams, dressings and other foods! In addition to its functional benefits, Raw Irish Moss is an excellent source of minerals.

Our Raw Irish Sea Moss is wild harvested from the ocean and naturally sun-dried. Our batches of Irish sea moss vary in color from light brown to a more translucent clear colour depending on the moisture level in the Irish sea moss. Since our Irish Sea Moss is wild harvested, it contains natural salt on its surface, bits of mesh (from the nets used to harvest it) and sand which is removed by hand before packaging it. We recommend cleaning it further by soaking and rinsing it a few times to remove any residual salt, sand or mesh. Although the irish sea moss contains salt, once soaked and rinsed it has little to no taste and is not salty at all.

Dry Irish Sea Moss should always be stored in a dark cool place, it does not need to be sealed in the pouch bag since the natural salt acts as a natural preservative. Never store dry Moss in the fridge, it is too moist and the salt crystals will not be able to protect the moss. You may keep your moss for good over a year.

Soaked hydrated Moss should be stored in the fridge. Use a clean glass jar or bowl and change the water every day and it will keep fresh up to 2 weeks, but will loose with time a little of its gelling property.

Irish Sea Moss Paste ,which is made by blending the irish moss with water, will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Make sure that you use a clean glass jar with a lid and always use a clean spoon when scooping it out. The paste can also be frozen into an ice cube tray. We find this the most convenient way to use it. When it is completely frozen, put them in resealable freezer bag to prevent them from being freezer burned. It is very convenient to have the portion size moss ready on hand when needed.


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This almost-tasteless seaweed is loaded with life-enhancing nutrients such as sulphur compounds, protein, iodine, bromine, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, pectin, B-vitamins and vitamin C. Notably absent from a vegetarian diet, sulphur-containing amino acids, such as taurine, are abundant in Irish moss, more so than in any other type of seaweed! Healing benefits of Raw Irish Moss are abundant. As a soothing aid to all mucous membranes, Irish Moss eases such digestive ailments as gastritis, dyspepsia, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, and peptic and duodenal ulcers. Irish Moss also has antibacterial, antiviral, and anticoagulant activities. Used topically, Irish Moss helps to soothe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, sunburn, and chapped skin. Irish moss has long been recognized for its ability to cure and abate the symptoms of colds and flu, thus the eating of Irish moss forms an effective barrier to the ills of winter. Irish moss contains potassium chloride, this chemical helps to dissolve catharrs, which are responsible for the congestion associated with chesty coughs, therefore, Irish moss provides a healthy natural alternative to the in many cases man made over the counter pharmaceutical cough and flu remedies.

Irish moss also contains several natural antimicrobial and anti viral agents which not only prevents colds and flu's, but Irish moss is reported to eradicate a wide range of infections in sufferers, reducing valuable time lost to the ills we all encounter every day. The respiratory ailments Irish moss has been reported to alleviate include, sore throats, bronchitis and pneumonia, there are even reports that indicate Irish moss exhibited activity against tuberculosis. Irish moss contains significant amounts of iodine, the thyroid gland exhibits a requirement for this ion, thus iodine is required for proper gland function, thus induce a change in the glandular system from disease to health. Iodine plays an important role in our ability to fight disease. Germs can gain access to the blood through cuts in the skin, through the nasal membranes and throat passages, or via the intestinal tract, or practically anywhere there is a rich supply blood close to an external surface. Iodine has a limited antimicrobial role, as blood circulates through the body it passes through the thyroid gland, iodine is secreted in to the blood stream through the thyroid, where it kills many of the weaker germs, whilst weakening some of the stronger germs. Iodine also has other functions in the body, e.g. it aids in the release of tension, especially nervous tension, which enhances the overall sense of well being. Due to the strongly alkaline nature of Irish moss, has led to this sea vegetables use in the relief and cure of bunions, the alkalinity of this wonderful herb is not attributed to sodium bicarbonate or potash, which are the major ingredients of many of the over the counter alkalizers. This fact has led to the use of Irish moss in the relief of the rigors of the day after excessive alcohol consumption, i.e. the hangover, it replaces much of the ion content that is leached from the body as a consequence of the dehydrating effect attributed to the consumption of alcohol. Calcium phosphate, and the phosphates of potassium, sodium and magnesium are required by the cells of the brain, liver, flesh and bones. Calcium phosphate salts form the major insoluble inorganic component of the bone, so intake of this salt can aid bone integrity and keep teeth strong and healthy.

Other ailments Irish moss is reported to be effective against, cancer and radiation poisoning (possibly because of the iodine content of Irish moss), it is effective against halitosis, the formation varicose veins, inflammation, against dysentery and Irish moss has been applied as an emollient. As a gelatinous substance Irish moss has been used to treat peptic and duodenal ulcers and to inhibit arteriosclerosis and therefore, hypertension, it protects from fat and cholesterol build up. Irish moss has a well documented anticoagulant effect on the blood, and clears up many bladder complaints.

Country of Origin: Indonesia

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 24 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Sea Moss Review October 15, 2019
Reviewer: Anthony Jackson from Fort St John, BC Canada  
The quantity for the price was amazing.  I will be using Upaya in the very near future and will look to them for all my health food needs.

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5 of 5 Excellente qualité July 25, 2019
Reviewer: Jocelyne Laroche from Brossard, QC Canada  
J'avais besoin de mousse irlandaise pour préparer de la crème glacée végétalienne. Elle était vraiment excellente, grâce entre autre, à la mousse irlandaise qui lui a donné une très bonne texture.

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5 of 5 Irish moss July 23, 2019
Reviewer: Nat from Nanoose , BC Canada  
I have no complaints, the product was in perfect condition and seems to be very good quality.

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1 of 5 Irish moss June 27, 2019
Reviewer: Jeremy Powell from Maysville , KY United States  
The Irish moss I received looked nothing like the picture listed. Mine was a lot thicker with a lot lighter color to it, not that good good stuff that is listed on the display photo. After calling them, They said that they just received a large batch of it and it comes in different sizes.

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5 of 5 Loving this product and its quality! May 27, 2019
Reviewer: Maria from TORONTO, ON Canada  
I am so glad Upaya offers this, its so hard to find a really good quality one in-store nor find one thats not from a U.S website. The Irish moss they offer is from Indonesia, you may see black spots on it but its not mold its from being exposed to the air as this is a seaweed(algae).. definitely worth its price!!

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