I know this is WEIRD beyond reason, but this gnarly sea creature looking is perfect for thickening RAW food recipes. It's so simple to make and is an asset for every vegan kitchen. Irish moss, also known as carrageen moss, is a species of seaweed which grows abundantly along the rocky parts of the Atlantic coast of Europe and the Americas as well as parts in the Pacific. In its fresh condition the plant is soft and cartilaginous, varying in color from a greenish-yellow, through red, to a dark purple or purplish-brown. The principal constituent of Irish moss is a mucilaginous body, made of the polysaccharide Carragenan of which it contains about 55%; the plant also has nearly 10% of protein and about 15% minerals, specifically rich in iodine and sulfur. Because of the abundant cell wall polysaccharides it forms a jelly processed with water.
Wildcrafted Irish Moss is neutral in flavor, known as a super food among RAW Chefs, a great treatment for skin rashes and psoriasis and a fabulous thickening agent for RAW recipes - especially desserts.
Irish Moss Technical Drawing
1/2 cup dried Irish Moss
1 1/2 cups filtered alkaline water