Sunday, February 13, 2011

Prepare Irish Moss (seamoss)

My sea moss in gel form
I have been finding out so many different things about Irish Moss (sea moss). I have been reading little bits and pieces here and there over the past year or so. I recently needed to prepare some that I ordered online. I made a video of this so please watch it for more understanding of what I am talking about in this blog. My Irish Moss education began almost a full year ago when a good (online) friend of mine did a video and posted it to You Tube. She prepared a drink using this product and I was intrigued about it ever since. Whenever I would hear of it being used in a recipe or read something about it, I would pay close attention and try to understand what it was good for. My own basic understanding is that it is a sea vegetable. I didn't know much more than that until I actually considered making a raw condiment that listed Irish Moss as one of its ingredients.

Sea vegetables are nutritious according to the many online stores that sell it. When you get down to the basics, it would seem that a vegetable of any variety would do a body good. Although, there are some that require more preparation than others. I mean, it's not like a carrot, "pull it out of the ground wipe off the dirt and eat." For Irish Moss you must go through a little more than that . To understand what I mean by this please have a look at my video to see how I prepared Irish Moss for the first time EVER!

In the meantime, do yourself and your body a big favor and read up on Irish Moss. Find out what's good, bad, and/or ugly. Don't forget to consult your medical professional before adding/changing anything relating to your health and well-being. As we all know, too much of a good thing can ultimately be BAD.

Here are some other sea vegetables that I currently consume; not on a regular basis but often enough to mention:

Dulse Flakes
Nori Sheets

I did a search on google to find articles that were pretty current and informative. Here's one that I liked and hope you will also. SUPERFOODS: Sea VegetablesArticle by Maria RippoTo learn more about these and other sea veggies do a Google search. Don't forget to site your source so everyone can check out more information published by the author.