9 Health Benefits of Irish Moss
Irish moss, or Chondrus crispus, is not a moss at all, but a type of red algae that grows predominantly amongst the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It is often used as a food thickener, where it is turned into carageenan for use in food products, and sometimes in brewing beer. It has been used in traditional Irish folklore and has recently gained popularity, especially in the raw food movement, for its nutritional benefits. Irish moss is believed to contain 15 of the 18 essential vitamins and minerals that make up the human body, including good amounts of vitamin A, E, D, F & K as well as calcium, sulphur and potassium.