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Irish Moss is a type of seaweed that is found along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, and especially in Ireland. The Irish would take it on long journeys as a good luck charm and a sign of prosperity. When the Irish went through a major famine in the 19th century, and they greatly relied on Irish moss as a main source of nutrition.
Latin Name: Chondrus crispis
Common Name: Irish Moss
Irish Moss is a type of seaweed which grows in cold water and is used in raw food recipes for nutrition and thickening properties. Irish Moss has been used for centuries in Ireland, thought it also grows in Asia and the oceans of North America. Raw foodists love Irish Moss for its use as a thickener, so it is a great addition to a raw vegan diet. It carries no color and relatively no taste while providing a lot of fiber, protein, trace minerals and other nutrients.